Most of Aparna’s friends are imaginary, and she is happiest when she’s making things up. She has been involved in the creation of children’s content in India for over a decade, as an editor and a writer. She has been on the editorial teams of a science magazine, a comic book publisher, and a publisher of picture books. She has also authored picture books and graphic novels, and co-authored a middle grade novel. She has written about children’s literature for various publications, including McSweeney’s and The Hindu, and has presented papers at conferences across the world. She has recently completed a master’s degree in Wild Writing from the University of Essex. She is often found poring over a book or pouring herself a large cup of coffee.