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VeerajaR  
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Musings of JOY written in "Awe" of GOD's Gifts--Life and Nature around us! 
​     A doctorate from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, the author VeerajaR is an admired  Poet, Artist, a well-published scientist and a consultant Scientific Editor. Her poetry is well  received and she is the Executive Producer of 'Poets From The Neighborhood' program that  brings the works and voices of local poets on Tennessee's WC-TV - an educational  Channel, every friday since 2013. She is a coauthor of the devotional titled "Resurrection  Reflections" and has poetry published in anthologies including "Filtered Through Time" &  "Where The Mind Dwells - Contemplation."
     Born and raised in Ceylon (now, SriLanka), VeerajaR credits her mother--a teacher, for  instilling in her the love of poetry early on and motivating her to participate and win  awards  at regional oratorical contests. An avid reader, she discovered the power of words even as a  child and  took to writing like duckling to water. Writng the weekly  minutes for her school's  Girl Guides and English Literary Associations were fun  exercises for her. VeerajaR believes  her passion for reading and writing, and the thirst  for knowledge of the unknown and the  mystery of God's creations inevitably led to her career in scientific research. 
    Exploring the Nature and traveling have been, and are, her other passions. Traveling  halfway  across the world, she has lived and taught in SriLanka, Nigeria, and has been  a  faculty at  Medical Schools in the US, including Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Living in  middle Tennessee--with her three  children and  husband of 27+ years, VeerajaR continues  to write and paint in 'Awe' of  God's gifts, Nature &  Life around us!
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 Her Book of Poetry titled  "Joy of Being" released, Fall, 2013!  
 *Check your local bookstores to purchase this JOYFUL reading...
   -A  perfect pleasant gift for the searching young minds and the wise old loved ones!              
   -Available also online at Amazon.com
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