Shriya Sekhsaria is an best-selling novelist and entrepreneur, best known for her company Lumhaa and debut novel ONE.
Lumhaa is a memory collection company Shriya founded based on her experiences with terminally ill children, army units around the world, and senior citizens with Alzheimer's. She developed her idea of handmade jars filled with memories into this multi-million dollar company, at the heart of which are customizable products hand-crafted by artists from emerging communities around the world.
ONE (2013, Frog Books) sold thousands of copies worth of editions worldwide. Implosion, the sequel, is due for publishing soon. Aside from writing novels, Shriya has written award-winning screenplays for film and television shows. While still in high school, she was presented with a National Award for Autobiography Writing. She has also been awarded by the New Jersey Press Foundation for her outstanding work in journalism for The Daily Princetonian, where she served as Head News Editor and a Feature Specialist.
Outside of her career in writing, Shriya has won National Championships in Archery, Linguistics and Fashion Designing; and has been recognized by the US Olympic Committee and as a three-time All East Champion for her performance in USA Archery Nationals. The archery space on Princeton University's campus, which Shriya helped set up, is popularly known as the Sekhsaria Field in her honor. She has also started several initiatives including a Language Conservation Drive in India, a global memory bank, and a series of stories about people in pursuit of their dreams.
Shriya graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Psychology (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)