MEET THE #RAISEMARIGOLDS FAMILY

SUHANI PARIKH

FOUNDER & AUTHOR

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.

LEANN SCHNEIDER WEBB

PUBLISHING COORDINATOR

Leann has years of experience working for art and history museums, as a college instructor, and as a public librarian. She's passionate about making art, history, and education more accessible to more people. She loves reading thrillers, seeing a picture book come together, and trying new food. Leann has a Master of Library and Information Science and a Master of the Arts in Art History.

OUR AUTHORS

PRIYA PARIKH

"DANCING DEVI" (2022)

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. 

FATIMA FAISAL

"BASKING IN MY BROWN" (2022)

Fatima is a medical student and self-published, best-selling author. Her desire is to inspire future generations to be better and do better for humanity. She firmly feels that if you empower children and provide them with the confidence to amplify their voice, they can truly change the world.

OUR ARISTS

LOVYAA GARG

"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.

SHARANBIR KAUR

"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

"SANDWICHES AND SAMOSAS"

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

"DANCING DEVI"

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!

ANAIN SHAIKH

"BASKING IN MY BROWN"

Anain has been creating and illustrating comic books for the past four years. Her books have covered topics such as breaking stereotypes as well as gender and ethnic diversity. With her whimsical and colorful illustrations, she wants to tell children stories that teach them important values in a fun and creative way.