Alankrita Amaya is a children's book illustrator and writer. Based in Bangalore, India, she has worked on more than 20 books for publishing houses like Rising stars UK, Room to Read, Tulika, Pratham, Tota, Ektara, T4Tales Singapore to name a few. She is an avid picture book reader and mom to a temperamental, fuzzy ginger feline - Sir Courage Meows.
From tissues in restaurants, fax paper in Pa’s office to her science book, all she ever wanted to do was draw. It gave her the ability to wondrously space into a world of whimsical characters whenever she liked while Ma secretly tucked these doodles away in her cupboard. Growing up, she loved picture books and one day decided that telling a story through pictures was something she’d quite like to do for a living. Today, it doesn’t feel like a job to her at all.