Payal Kapadia grew up reading everything she could get her hands on; writing poetry for a captive audience (her family); and presiding over a club called the Stupendous Six, which did a stupendous amount of nothing. Her critically acclaimed debut, Wisha Wozzariter, won the Crossword Book Award 2013 for Children’s Writing. Payal writes full-time now (if you don’t count the time spent getting her two daughters to eat faster, please). She has authored Colonel Hathi Loses His Brigade, Puffin Lives: B.R. Ambedkar and Washed Up!, a reader for Australian, British and American schools. Payal has travelled to the Jaipur Literature Festival, Bookaroo, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival and the Kala Ghoda Festival. She reads to children at schools all over the country where she refuses to be taken seriously. Find her at www.payalkapadia.com or www.horridhigh.com.