SAMEER GARACH was born in Houston in 1986 and earned a BA in Mathematics with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. During graduate studies in quantitative finance, he developed a passion for writing and subsequently wrote his first novel, The Bull Option, a unique and cunning financial thriller that moves at a breakneck pace. He later went on to write Dakota and the American Dream, a charming and hilarious contemporary satire that entertains adults as well as children. Shortly after teaching ESL in Russia, he started acting and studied Film & TV at NYU Tisch.

Sameer enjoys meditation, yoga, nature, long walks, travel, photography, and music.

Marvelous facts about Sameer:

  • Favorite movies: Jurassic Park, Swades
  • Favorite shows: Seinfeld, Friends, The Office (before Michael Scott leaves)
  • Favorite actors: Leonardo Di Caprio, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Alexander, Aamir Khan
  • Favorite directors: Steven Soderbergh, Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Favorite actress: Kriti Sanon, Julia Roberts
  • Favorite sport: Golf
  • Favorite fiction books: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt), Wood Song (Gary Paulsen)
  • Favorite nonfiction books: Empire of Illusion (Chris Hedges)

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