About Ekta R. Garg


Ekta R. Garg’s love affair with words began at the age of 4, and by the age of 8 she was writing poetry and short essays. In elementary school she participated in a word junkie’s ultimate past time: spelling bees. She won the South Carolina state title four times, the regional title once, and competed in two national level competitions, including the 1993 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Her love for spelling supplemented her love for writing. Ekta was the co-editor of her high school yearbook for her junior and senior years. In college she worked briefly for the University of South Carolina campus literary magazine, The Garnet and Black, and in 2002 she got her MSJ in magazine publishing from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Since the start of her career in 2005 Ekta has edited and written about everything from health care to home improvement to Hindi films. She has written for and edited: The Portland Physician Scribe, Portland, Oregon’s premier medical newspaper; show magazines for home tours organized by the Portland Home Builders Association; ABCDlady.com; The Bollywood Ticket; The International Indian; and the annual anthologies published by the Avondale Inkslingers, based in Avondale, Arizona.

In 2011 Ekta stepped off the ledge and became a freelancer. She edits short stories and novels for other writers, contributing to their writing dreams. She is also a part-time editor for aois21, and she reviews books for her own book review blog as well as NetGalley, TypeReel, and Bookpleasures.com.

Most recently Ekta has made the decision to launch her own publishing company as an extension of The Write Edge. Click on the page above for more information about this publishing venture called Prairie Sky Publishing.

When she’s not writing, Ekta is a domestic engineer — known in the vernacular as “a housewife.”  She’s married with two energetic daughters who keep her running, and she divides her time between keeping house and fulfilling her writing dreams on a regular basis.

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4 thoughts on “About Ekta R. Garg

    Mary Daniels Brown said:
    April 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Hi. I found your blog through some convoluted pathway that I can’t now document. Anyway, I’m glad I did. I’m a writer who also lives in the Pacific Northwest and features a mountain on her blogs (yes, plural: 3). I look forward to following your journey.

    thatssojacob said:
    March 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Hey there Ekta! I’m doing a project where I’m following ten exciting, fresh, and interesting bloggers each day for the month of March 2015, and you’re today’s #4! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Have a good one!

    jaajaabor said:
    March 25, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Hi ekta, I came across your article in The International Indian magazine. You have got a very resourceful blog here . wishing you much success in your future endeavours.

    Moment Matters said:
    March 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Ekta,

    The free e-book “Greatest Articles | Moment Matters”, featuring your comment, is out now! You may download it in Nook, Kobo, ePUB or PDF format here.

    Cheers!

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