Hi, I'm Sayantani DasGupta, New York Times bestselling author of the Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond middle grade fantasy series, which includes The Serpent's Secret, Game of Stars, and the to-be-published Chaos Curse. I'm also the author of several other academic books. I'm a pediatrician by training, but I teach now in a field called narrative medicine. I grew up hearing stories about brave princess, bloodthirsty rakkhosh and flying pakkhiraj horses. When I'm not writing, reading, or teaching I spends time watching cooking shows with my trilingual children and protecting my dog Khushi from the many things that scare him, including plastic bags. I'm a team member of We Need Diverse books and can be found on Twitter at @sayantani16.