Shabnam Samuel is a writer, coach, social media trainer and the founder of the Panchgani Writers’ Retreat, an international writing retreat based out of Panchgani, India. Shabnam’s essays have been published online in Brain, Child Magazine and Your Tango. Shabnam’s memoir, A Fractured Life, was published in September 2018. Shabnam also hosts a local TV show called Dew Drops and Words that broadcasts to 6.1 million viewers on the WJAL LATV network in the Washington DC area. Shabnam is a business coach and social media trainer. She mentors with Empowered Women International, in Alexandria, VA that helps train low income, immigrant and refugee women on how to be a successful entrepreneurs. Shabnam lives in Washington DC.