Sheleila R. D’Paiva was born in Mumbai, India in 1988, and migrated with her family to Perth, Australia in 1992. She attended Curtin University to obtain her degree in commerce, where asemester abroad in Wilmington, North Carolina, had her wanting to see more.

After she graduated, she worked in accountancy only to find herself counting down the days until her next adventure. It wasn’t until Sheleila quit her well respected job to travel and work abroad that she delved into the world of writing, blogging about how she travelled on a budget.

Her experiences throughout this trip, and difficulties she encountered or witnessed, inspired her first novel, STRAYED LOVE – the story of a woman who craved more in life, and her journey of finding it.