I live in Penang with Don, Spooks the Cat, and a cordless mouse. When Spooks isn't on the keyboard, I write fiction. When he is, I take photos.

About me

Tsunami Diary
Mamma's Story
Photo Essay

My Blog

I have enjoyed every phase of my life, but the time I've spent writing has been my favourite. When I reincarnate I will start the first phase as a writer.


BBC Writing Competition
SCMP Top Story Competition

Author Interview with Ami Jones
Author Interview with Laura Besley

Book excerpts

I have two short story collections -- Floating Petals and Bathing Elephants. Here are the first two stories from Floating Petals:

A Piece of Bread

Floating Petals

Both books are available in print and on Kindle.
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Copyright 2015 Leela Devi Panikar