Convent educated Prasanthi Pothina always had a passion for the English language since childhood. Being a homemaker with two boys of her own and also assisting in her husband’s graphic studio, her passion for writing found fruition when she published her first book, a compilation of 15 short stories. Encouraged by her mother, who always prodded her towards achieving her dreams, she has now ventured into writing her first full length novel, “A Cup of Tea with Valmiki”. She now treads a path onto greener pastures. Prasanthi Pothina is a resident of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.