Vaishali Shroff is an award-winning children’s author and columnist based in Mumbai. More than 200 of her stories, both fiction and non-fiction, have been published across various books, readers, magazines, newspapers, and online platforms. Many of her works are about challenging and sensitive yet pertinent subjects and act as icebreakers to initiate difficult conversations. She loves to write research-based books, especially related to the environment. She wrote The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur, which is the first book exclusively on India’s dinosaur fossil heritage and won the 2019 Best in Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) award in the Environment Tales category. Shroff has been invited as a speaker in various literature festivals across the country. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram (@vaishaliwrites) to know more about her work.