Monica Bhide is an engineer turned writer based out of Washington, D.C. She has built a diverse and solid audience through the publication of three cookbooks, her short story collection, her successful website MonicaBhide.com, and is actively published in top tier media, including: Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Saveur, The Washington Post, Health, The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, AARP-The magazine, Parents, and many others. The Chicago Tribune named Bhide one of the seven food writers to watch in 2012. In April 2012, Mashable.com picked her as one of the top ten food writers on Twitter. Her work has garnered numerous accolades, including her food essays being included in Best Food Writing anthologies (2005, 2009, 2010, 2014). Monica just released her debut short story collection, The Devil in Us.Monica is a frequent presence on NPR, serves as a speaker and teacher for organizations such as Georgetown University, the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ), London Food Bloggers Connect and the Smithsonian.