Shabnam Minwalla has worked as a journalist with the Times of India, and writes food columns, book reviews and features for Business Line, Times of India and DNA. Her first book, The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, was critically acclaimed and won the Rivokids Parents’ and Kids’ Choice Award. It is being used as a reader by many schools and has also been converted into a play. Her other books include The Strange Haunting of Model High School, The Shy Supergirl, Lucky Girl and What Maya Saw. Shabnam got her MA in Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She was also a Chevening Scholar at Wolfson College in Cambridge.