Welcome to Sanch Writes

Hi! I’m Sanchana, but you can call me Sanch. I’m a psychologist by profession and a writer by passion. Originally from India, I’ve called Australia home since 2005. I currently live in Sydney on Cammeraygal land with my two {slightly demanding} rescue cats, Pebbles and Buttons and a wonderful partner. When I’m not writing or working with clients in my day job, you will also find me reading, listening to music, chilling at the beach, lifting weights at the gym, checking out brewweries and craft beers, going to live gigs, exploring new restaurants and wine bars, watching bingeable TV shows, or hiking. .

I like to write a lot of things and I’m currently working on a short story collection and a memoir. I have a draft contemporary YA novel sitting in my folders and continue to write and submit essays and short stories for competitions. I’ve had short stories published in anthologies and one of my stories was shortlisted for the 2021 Peter Carey Short Story Award and another was longlisted for the Local Word Writing Prize 2023/24.

I have a varied reading taste {literary fiction, contemporary fiction, contemporary YA fiction, crime fiction, thrillers and non-fiction} which results in me having way too many ideas to write about but then trying to stick to one and finish it. I also dabble in poetry and am constantly looking at improving my writing.

On this website, you will find book reviews, posts about writing, micro fiction, fiction and poetry, as well as snippets into my life. Stay tuned to follow me on my writing journey.