Gigi Pandian is the child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico
and the southern tip of India. After being dragged around the world
during her childhood, she tried to escape her fate when she left a PhD
program for art school. But adventurous academic characters wouldn’t
stay out of her head. Thus was born the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery
Series. The first book in the series, Artifact, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant, named a “Best of 2012″ debut novel by Suspense Magazine, and was a USA TODAY bestseller. The follow-up is Pirate Vishnu.
Gigi loves writing locked-room mystery short stories. Her latest, “The
Hindi Houdini,” is an Agatha Award nominee for Best Short Story.