Akshaya Raman is a Tamil American writer born in India and raised in California. She fell in love with writing when she wrote her first story at the age of ten. Though she graduated from UC Davis with a degree in biology, she gave up pursuing a career in science to write books. She lives in California with an actual scaredy cat, and in her free time she enjoys baking, travelling and watching too much reality TV. She is the author of The Ivory Key duology. You can find her on Instagram @akshraman.