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Sona Charaipotra is the author of the YA rom-com Symptoms of a Heartbreak, and co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (now a Netflix original TV series) and The Rumor Game. Her 2022 YA contemporary, How Maya Got Fierce, draws on her years as an entertainment journalist at People, TeenPeople (RIP), and, most recently, as senior editor at Parents.com. She has profiled your favorite celebrities for publications from the NY Times to Cosmopolitan and was editor of the Barnes & Noble teen blog, where she interviewed some beloved authors, too. Sona earned her Masters in screenwriting from NYU and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She is a former We Need Diverse Books board member and co-founded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packager focused on high concept diverse titles. She lives in NYC with her author-professor husband to chatterbox kids. If Sona’s writing makes you crave Indian food, you can find her on the web sharing recipes and talking about chai, Bollywood movies, and books.