Jyoti Rajan Gopal is a writer, mom and teacher. Growing up, she lived in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, India and China. She now lives in New York with her husband, in a quirky old Victorian, where they raised their two daughters. Her favorite place in the house is the wrap around porch where she loves to gather with family and friends, read, write and drink coffee. Jyoti writes stories that speak to her heart, that reflect her multiple identities, that she wishes her daughters had growing up, that she wishes her students had now. When not writing or teaching, she loves to read – a lot! – work in her garden, dance and explore the many New York State Park trails.