Leela Soma was born in Madras and now lives in Glasgow. She was a Principal Teacher of Modern Studies before deciding to write full time. Her poetry and short stories have been published in a number of anthologies and publications most recently, Issue 5 of Gutter magazine. She won the Margaret Thomson Davis Trophy for Best New Writer 2007 for her then unpublished novel 'Twice Born' which was later published on YouWriteOn. She is on the Committee of the Milngavie Book & Art Festival and the Scottish Writer’s Centre. Her second novel 'Bombay Baby' by Dahlia Publishers is due in November 2011. Her writings reflect her experiences as a first generation Indo-Scot.