Neil D’Silva primarily writes horror and is published with houses such as Penguin Random House, Rupa Publications, and Hachette. His books Maya's New Husband, Yakshini, and Haunted have been acquired for screen adaptations. He is the founder and festival-director of Mumbai’s interschool litfest, Litventure, and mentors aspiring writers. He has conducted workshops on writing at several places, notably at IIT Kanpur, and has also spoken on a TEDx stage on the art of writing a bestseller. He hails from Mumbai and pursues writing as his full-time vocation.