Shruthi Rao is an author and editor. She has a Master’s degree in energy engineering, and worked in the IT industry before she started writing. She is the author of Susie Will Not Speak (2018, Duckbill), Manya Learns to Roar (2017, Duckbill), The Secret Garden (2016, NSI), Avani and the Pea Plant (2016, Pratham) among others. She loves books, desserts, trees, benches, science and long walks. Shruthi is obsessed with learning about new things, and believes that there is always more to everything than meets the eye.