Hemlata Vasavada was born in Jodhpur, India, where she earned a master’s in philosophy. She immigrated to the United States in 1968 with her husband and their one-year-old daughter. She has been a Girl Scouts volunteer and an ESL tutor. She has conducted workshops through Literacy Volunteers of America to train tutors in English as a Second Language teaching techniques. She is a member of Skagit Valley Writers League where she held offices of president, vice-president and treasurer. After moving to Pullman, Washington, she has joined the Palouse Writers’ League.

Her articles and humor essays have been published in The Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle, Syracuse Post Standard, Northwest Life & Times, Tea A Magazine, Everett Herald, anthologies of Skagit Writers, India Currents, Khabar—a magazine for Indian-Americans and I Should Have Stayed Home—Food, anthology from RDR Books.

Hemlata Vasavada now lives in Pullman, Washington.