Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist, and writer. Born in Calcutta and raised in suburban Southern California, she creates because it makes her happy—with the hope that it can make others happy too. Her debut graphic novel, Pashmina, received starred reviews from SLJ and PW, was a JLG Selection, a YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and was reviewed in The New York Times, among other honors. She has a number of other comics and picture books out in the world as well, including Binny’s Diwali, Jukebox, and What Will My Story Be?. Chanani draws and dreams every day with her husband, kid, and their kittens in the San Francisco Bay Area.