Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her art. She has worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro and is the creator of the graphic novel “Pashmina.” Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. She illustrated the new book “I Will Be Fierce” (April 2019).