Sonali is born and brought up at Rourkela (Birmitrapur) and is currently pursuing a PhD from IIIT Bhubaneswar. Having served as an assistant professor in various academic institutes for seven years, she loves to spend some time in introspection. Besides academics and research, she loves to respond to her emotions and give them a proper structure. She is the author of 'Does Life Really Moves On,' which is recently featured among the top 100 debut novels of India. She has also authored a collection of poems and a collection of short stories titled 'Droplets of Thought' and 'The Scream of Silence,' respectively. She had contributed in several anthologies and consistently wrote for blogs and many websites.