Shelly Anand’s first children’s book, Laxmi’s Mooch, was featured in Jambo Book Boxes in April 2021 for our 5-6 year old subscribers.
We were lucky enough to meet up with Shelly for a reading of her book and for an extended interview where she discusses her inspiration for Laxmi’s Mooch, her upcoming book and tips for aspiring authors.
From Shelly’s website:
I was born and (mostly) raised in Georgia by immigrant parents from India. I am a civil and human rights attorney fighting for immigrants and workers from marginalized communities. I live with my husband and two super kewt, super badmaash kids, who don’t put up with any bakwaas.
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