Veera Hiranandani received her MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her debut novel for young readers, tentatively titled The Whole Story of Half a Girl, is forthcoming in spring 2012 from Delacorte Press. She has also written for several children’s licenses such as Dora the Explorer and Olivia, reviews children’s books for Kirkus Reviews, and has contributed fiction to Kahani, a South Asian literary magazine for children. In addition to writing, she’s back in school working toward her degree in Montessori education. She lives in New York with her two incredibly cute, incredibly loud children and her supportive, quieter husband.