The quick and dirty: I’m a writer who happens to do a little lawyering to pay the bills.

The slightly longer, more detailed version: I’m a Southern girl with Northern sensibilities and a slight twang, who still uses the word y’all, but never fixin’.

The kind of braggy version: I’m a Barnard woman, a published author, an ex-smoker, a single mom, an attorney, and a 2017 resident of the Rhode Island Writers Colony.

10 Random Facts about Me:

1. My favorite word is obstreperous


2. My parents are from India, south India to be exact – Calicut and Trivandrum – but Indians never think I’m Indian. I mean never. I don’t think I’ve met an Indian who knew I was Indian until they heard my name. And then they asked me why I’m named Madhuri!

3. I have a thing for Rihanna. It’s irrational and unrestrained and honestly, I lose all sane judgment when it comes to her. She is everything. I love her. Madly.

4. Growing up, I had a dog named Porky, a guinea pig named Fran, a hamster named Omar, a rabbit named Kukumundo and a horse named Mrs. Murphy; post-college, I had a pit bull named Bonita (after Applebaum, of course) and a rottweiler named Suge (not after Knight, thank you very much); I used to have a fish named Carmelo Anthony and now, I have a dog named Django. As in unchained. As in the D is silent. And trust when I say, sweetheart is afraid of his own shadow.

5. In my humble opinion, it’s always better at the beach IMG_2337

6. My home town of Snellville, Georgia is that wondrous place where “everybody is somebody.”

7. I have The Kid and The Step Daughter and they. are. awesome. Absolutely fierce. The coolest kids ever and I’m incredibly lucky to call them mine.


8. My Fenty number is 330.

9. I have 6 piercings, and 18 tattoos and counting…

10. Lisa Bonet made me love my brown skin…but not my big nose. That took some time, but these days we’re pretty cool with each other.

One day I plan to grow up. Right now, I’m enjoying the adventure.

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PHONE: 646-854-6073

34 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Madhuri, being on LinkedIn I almost expect your literary bombings daily.I love the nature of your approaches. I too love NYC with extreme prejudice!!! You, H & Dash have just recreated the Hallmark Card for the Family section.

    • Oh my goodness, Steph. This is such a lovely treat – I am speechless. Truly. And so honored that you even take my blogging seriously enough to find it “inspiring”. I am truly humbled. And just so shocked and honored. Thank you so much. Wow. Just wow.

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    • Thanks, Kerry. Love your blog, too. I spent the summer after my freshman year of college at The Sorbonne and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I took three classes while I was there, two were basic language immersion courses and an art history course. I would highly recommend it to anyone – the entire experience was life-changing, as is often the case when students study abroad (my stepdaughter spent a semester in Ghana and it had an immense effect upon her). But beyond The Sorbonne was the fantastic experience that is Paris itself. One of my favorite memories was becoming friends with the two elderly gents in the cafe I visited every morning before class for two shots of espresso and a quick smoke. I knew I had succeeded in my “immersion” when they started inviting me to have my espresso with them every morning at their end of the bar.

      Thanks again for stopping by – don’t be a stranger.

      A bientot!

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    • Wow! and thanks. I can’t believe it…totally blushing. Especially since I’ve been quite horrible with the posting as of late while I’m trying to finish book III in the Sanctum Trilogy. So I’m feeling quite humbled by your nomination, IC, and will totally participate. Thanks so much. You made my day.


    • thanks babe…blushing a little. And yeah, The Husband and me, just our general, everyday interactions are rather hilarious. Non-lawyer friends are always like why are you two constantly fighting and we’re all like “what?”, “huh?”, “who’s fighting?” – but we’re friends with two other couples who are also lawyers and their interactions are JUST like ours. It’s pretty hilarious…and a little frightening.

  4. Saw your post via Jena. Took a dive into your site and see you live nearby. We’re in Nutley, my kids’ dad lives in West Orange. Welcome to New Jersey. How long have you been here? I’ve lived here since I was 10 and I’m still not used to it. 😉 Maybe our paths will cross somewhere someday. Love the two pieces you wrote for Jena’s free writes.

  5. Great ‘ random facts’ ! #2. I totally get it. Preach. #5. Gosh…am also pretty besotted with Rhianna or ‘Riri’ as I like to call her. And naming a pitbull Bonita ( as in Applebaum) is right up my street! Respect. Cheers

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