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RASHMI SIRDESHPANDE 

LEARNER | DREAMER | CHILDREN’S WRITER

I write fiction and nonfiction picture books, a child's magical first encounter with reading and a powerful gateway into understanding the world. Picture books break down boundaries and offer hope in troubled times. They help raise curious, creative, and empathetic children with a deep understanding of who they are and what they can become.

This is where so many children fall in love with reading. This is where I want to contribute to their journey. 

WHO AM I?

I'm a magic circle lawyer turned MBA turned children's writer. A bookmuncher, language-lover and mummy to 2 little monkeys. I was selected as one of 11 writers on the 2018 Penguin Random House WriteNow mentoring programme (#WriteNowLive) to encourage diverse voices in publishing. I'm also a member of SCBWI and a graduate of the Golden Egg Academy Picture Book Programme.

I'm represented by literary agent Lydia Silver from the Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency. 

UPCOMING BOOKS!

My debut illustrated nonfiction book HOW TO BE EXTRAORDINARY, illustrated by Annabel Tempest, will be published by Puffin Books in August 2019. My first fiction picture book IF YOU SHOW A T-REX A BOOK, illustrated by Diane Ewen, will be published by Puffin Books in Spring 2020.

More in the pipeline too. Watch this space!