I’ve been writing since I was a kid of thirteen, first cutting my writerly teeth on fanfiction.

The very first fanfic I ever wrote was for The Pretender, a show that I still have a lingering fondness for, despite its conspiracy-theories-on-crack plot. I then graduated to writing fanfic for Harry Potter, then Firefly, and then many other fandoms competing for my time. I was writing every day, and I loved it.

My first book, Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul, started as a series of posts on this very blog. I’m now working on a novel.


SS Kuruganti's novel


My paranormal thriller

When Bhavani first hears someone knocking from inside her mirror, she thinks she’s lost her mind. Trapped in an unbearable home life, stuck in a dead end job; she’s sure the pressure has finally caught up with her. But the being from the mirror promises to set her life right, and Bhavani thinks to herself: what has she got to lose?

And at first, everything’s perfect.

As time goes by, though, it becomes clear that Bhavani’s reflection isn’t what it seems. It has needs of its own—and some of them are decidedly bloodthirsty.

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SS Kuruganti's flash fiction

Short fiction

I presented some of my flash fiction on All India Radio, as part of their ‘Yuuvaani’ programme. I’ll be updating those stories on this site in time. These stories are not based on a central theme, they were written based on the whisperings of my flighty muse. [Read more]





I started out in fanfiction, and I return to it from time to time, dabbling in fandoms that I fall in love with. You can find most of my recent drabbles here. Featuring fanfic from Rockstar, Talaash, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

My fanwork (as Isha_libran) has been featured on TV Tropes ‘Fanfic Worth Dying For‘ page, and I’ve been interviewed by The Times of India for my views on fanfic.   [Read more]

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