Sona Charaipotra is the author of the YA contemporary Symptoms of a Heartbreak, and co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (now a Netflix original TV series) and The Rumor Game, with Dhonielle Clayton. Her next YA contemp, How Maya Got Fierce, draws on her years as an entertainment journalist at People, TeenPeople (RIP), and interviewing your fave celebrities for publications from the NY Times to Cosmopolitan. She was also editor of the Barnes & Noble teen blog, where she got to interview some of your fave authors. She is the co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company focused on high concept diverse titles. If Sona’s writing makes you crave Indian food, you can explore recipes at IshqInABackpack.com, or find her on social media talking about chai, Bollywood movies and books.