Dinika M. Amaral was raised in Bombay, India on the lessons of The Godfather. She worked in finance at JP Morgan Chase and quit to go to graduate school at New York University, where she got her M.A. and M.F.A. Her work has appeared in The Times of India, The Golden Handcuffs Review, and The Iowa Review (winner of the 2014 Tim McGinnis award), and is forthcoming in the Denver Quarterly. Presently, she serves as a writing coach at NYU’s Stern School of Business and substitute teaches creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in the Bay Area, California, where she is at work on a novel and a collection of short stories. Her secret dream is to be a better mob wife to Michael Corleone than Kay.