Meenu Mehrotra is a lifelong learner and writer whose works have appeared in national publications. She was awarded special mention in the Gentleman Public Service Advertising Award in 1993 for her AIDS awareness campaign. She completed her honors in English literature, and received a post-graduate diploma from the YMCA, Delhi in public relations and advertising. Mehrotra believes that her varied experiences have afforded her a multifaceted understanding of human nature and emotions. Her first novel, Lilacs Bloom in My Backyard, is now in its second edition. Sunlit Hearts, her second novel, was written from her soul as a personal catharsis. She believes that it is only through our experiences with the intensity of true love that we feel closer to God and become fearless in getting to know ourselves. She views our mistakes as gifts which open the door to self-growth and learning. She is now writing her third novel in Dubai, where she lives with her husband and two children.