Anna Siduri was born and raised in Silicon Valley, CA. She wrote her first novel, Vellakari, while quarantined in India for a year during the Covid pandemic. It recounts many real-life inspired experiences while deployed to Iraq, adventures in New Zealand, and her connection with the people inhabiting the deep jungles of South India. After serving ten years in the U.S. Army, she owned an Indian restaurant, managed at several hotel chains, and holds an MBA in Human Resource Management. Though she has a home in the Midwest, and one in South India, she often travels the world alongside her India-born husband in search of more adventures.