Usha moved to the US and to Cary in early 2012 from Beijing. She has previously lived in Singapore, Malaysia, and Germany. Usha has worked as a copy editor with several newspapers and magazines in various countries. She is now a freelance writer and editor, specializing in academic editing. She has two sons. Usha also volunteers with the Wake Literacy Council and the Autism Society of America. She enjoys Indian classical music, traveling, and reading.