Shriya Sekhsaria is a bestselling author and CEO of Lumhaa: The Memory Jar Company. Her first novel ONE (2013) was sold out within hours. Her company Lumhaa helps people make "memory jars" -- time capsules for relationships and experiences they care about. Shriya founded the company based on her award-winning psychology research at Princeton University; and her experiences with terminally ill children, army units around the world, and senior citizens with Alzheimer's.
Previously, Shriya worked at Goldman Sachs and was co-founder and CEO of a family of cognitive testing companies. She is a recipient of the 2021 Superwoman of the Year Award, 2020 Women STEM Entrepreneurs of the year award, has been recognized by the New Jersey Press Foundation for her writing, and is also a 3x All East archer awarded by USA Archery. She grew up in India and graduated from Princeton University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) with degrees in psychology, entrepreneurship, finance, and European cultural studies.
July 9, 2013
ONE, based in present-day Ibinia is a work of fiction that combines romance and intrigue. Adrasteia (Tessie) a world-renowned celebrity who’s not afraid to get her hands dirty, and Alejandro (Aley) an uneducated but compassionate bar-owner, try to find their best friend Kiara, who seems to have vanished without a trace. Sparks fly between the two as they rope in almost the entire world- ranging from Singaporean Actors to Ibinian Super-Brains to find their brilliant friend. In a chase that takes them around the globe, Tessie and Aley uncover some shocking secrets that make them doubt everyone- especially those closest to them. Combining romance, mystery, intrigue, mythology, power, psychological instability and a whole lot of drama, ONE keeps you hoping and guessing, with unimaginable twists and turns along the way.