MEET THE #RAISEMARIGOLDS FAMILY

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SUHANI PARIKH

FOUNDER AND AUTHOR

"SHREYA'S VERY OWN STYLE"

"BINA THE BOOKWORM"

"SANDWICHES AND SAMOSAS" (Spring 2021)

When Suhani set out to write a novel in 2018, little did she know that she would be starting her career as a children's book author and the founder of a small press. Woven into her stories is her passion for food and entrepreneurship and she believes above all else that everyone can be a storyteller.

PRIYA PARIKH

AUTHOR

"DANCING DEVI"

(Winter 2021)

Priya Parikh is a public health professional, working with nonprofits and the public sector, to  improve access to healthcare services globally. Priya's hobbies include creative writing, singing, and also dancing to Bollywood music and Indian classical music. She trained as a Bharatanatyam dancer for more than 10 years and then completed her Arangetram in 2009. She believes that creative writing and storytelling has an important role in creating an inclusive world- allowing us to appreciate diversity, learn from underrepresented minority groups, and embrace our collective humanity. 

OUR AUTHORS

OUR ARTISTS

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LOVYAA GARG

ILLUSTRATOR

"SHREYA'S VERY OWN STYLE"

A self-taught artist from Delhi, India, Lovyaa loves to experiment with vibrant colors and create cute, whimsical and comical art work. She loves to tell stories through her art and  believes that success and excellence goes hand-in-hand, so one should not try to be successful, but strive for perfection.

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SHARANBIR KAUR

ILLUSTRATOR

"BINA THE BOOKWORM" 

Dentist by day and artist by night. Sharanbir  has gained true happiness by creating illustrations that give people hope and joy. She believes there is magic in putting your vision on paper for people to enjoy, especially when children are the audience.

RESHMA SRINIVAS

ILLUSTRATOR

"SANDWICHES AND SAMOSAS"

(Spring 2021)

An architect by profession and an artist by passion, Reshma loves telling stories through her art, combining creativity and cross cultural experiences. Her love for trying new cuisines and experimenting with Indian food has been the main source of inspiration for her food art. Reshma eats while drawing to draws what she eats!

N. DEJESHWINI

ILLUSTRATOR

"DANCING DEVI"

(Winter 2021)

A commerce grad who took a pencil, paper and some confidence to become an artist. Dejeshwini creates art that is stuffed with cuteness, goofiness that never ceases to be adorable. Most of her illustration ideas are from her very own experience of growing up in the traditional lands of India. She believes imperfections in art or in life are the marks of authenticity and so pure just like a toddler’s doodle.

Debby Rahmalia

ILLUSTRATOR

"KUMARI IS NOT A PRINCESS" (Fall 2021)

Debby Rahmalia grew up with the love of art. She actively participated in art competitions from the national to international level since childhood. She now spends her time illustrating books for children.