About the Author:

Sridhar Shankar writes fiction inspired by his experiences in India, as a physician in the United States, and as a consultant with the forensic department at the University of Tennessee. He lives with his wife and kids in Memphis, Tennessee.

Shades of Life

A Collection of Short Stories

Human reaction to tragedy …

Lovable or not, these stories have identifiable characters who struggle with life’s moments of despair, horror, and fear of the unknown. These unique and eclectic stories are framed in a wide range genres, from romance to horror…and will leave you with hope.

Read the stories and share their experiences of raw human nature.

Here on Bluff City Life: Shades of Life” SRI’s interview:


Interview with Author Sridhar Shankar on Bluff City Life – Action News 5

More on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/sridhartherad

The Kite

A novelette by Sridhar Shankar

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 Find it on Amazon:

The Kite by Sridhar Shankar

A moving story of a young boy experiencing the pangs of new friendships and learning tough life lessons while visiting his grandfather in India.

5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking prose

This well-written story was perfect. I felt like each word was chosen to elicit a reaction from me. The depth of each character made them feel like I could look out my back door and see these people in my neighborhood. I hope Sri keeps writing in his special way, since I love to read and I will be entertained for quite a while.

 Also available: the short story “Sara” by Sridhar Shankar in this anthology

Conclave (Spring 2017): Voices From the Edge Kindle Edition

In this issue, Conclave celebrates “Voices from the Edge,” the writers and photographers whose work is not easily categorized or pigeonholed. This issue disregards genre and marketplace and instead focuses on originality and insight, artists fearlessly creating work of the highest caliber.

As Editor-in-Chief Lara Bernhardt writes, “Fear holds us back. Fear prevents us from taking chances and reaching our goals. Fear causes us to hide. Fear of failure. Fear of ridicule. Fear of someone seeing us as we truly are.” This, then, is the No Fear issue of Conclave, the no-holds-barred highway whose only toll is vision and talent.

We live in troubling times, and many feel isolated, despondent, and worried about the future. In this issue, writers confront our common challenges with courage and optimism, because the greater good lies in unity, not division, including “…[t]hose who feel sidelined, ostracized, and silenced. Those who aren’t afraid to speak their truth, share their experiences, and offer a glimpse of something we may fear.”

 More stories by Sridhar Shankar are soon to be released, watch for them by following his Amazon Page 

New short story by Sri in the new Malice In Memphis anthology


He was a good soldier. He did as he was told.

Lies Along the Mississippi: A Memphis Mysteries Anthology Book 5

In this fifth anthology, members of the award-winning Malice in Memphis writers group relate tales about the Mississippi River and its denizens. The people who live and work and die on her banks or in her muddy current recognize she is nobody’s water park.

​There is something for every reader. Meet characters whose lives are defined by secrets, by barbecue, blues, ghost, killer and rescuers, lovers and haters, crime and — sometimes — punishment. All are touched by the river for good or more frequently by evil.

The characters and the stories are fiction — the river is not!


A new short story by Sri is published in the newest Malice In Memphis anthology

HIGH STAKES in the BLUFF CITY by Sridhar Shankar

A crafty detective deconstructs a convoluted crime.

Blues City Clues: A Memphis Mysteries Anthology #6

by the Malice In Memphis group