After checking Amazon for any info on the GOTY 2023 books with zero luck, I searched for potential matches for Kavi Sharma's stories. I searched for Indian female authors of middle-grade fiction, and I found quite a few matches who could be the author of Kavi's books! Here's who I found:
Rajani LaRocca, who wrote Red, White and Whole, about an Indian American girl who is the only Indian student in school and has her life changed when her mom is diagnosed with leukemia. Rajani was born in India and now lives in Kentucky.
Roshani Chokshi, who wrote the Aru Shah series, a fantasy series inspired by Indian culture published by Rick Riordan, the author of the Percy Jackson series. Roshani is of mixed Filipino and Indian heritage.
Sayantani DasGupta, who wrote the Force of Fire series, a fantasy series inspired by Hindu culture. Sayantani is a New York Times bestselling author and is also a doctor.
Padma Venkatraman, the award-winning author of Born Behind Bars, which is about a young homeless Indian boy. Padma was a marine scientist before she became an author.
Samira Ahmed, who mainly writes young adult fiction but also wrote the middle-grade book Amira & Hamzan: The War to Save The World. Samira was born in India and grew up in Illinois.
Have you ever read any books by these female Indian authors? Who do you think will write the Kavi series?