Rashmi writes a mix of fiction and non-fiction picture books. Her debut picture book with Diane Ewen, Never Show a T-Rex a Book won the Society of Authors Queen’s Knickers Award and has been shortlisted for the Lollies 2022 and the sequel, Never Teach a Stegosaurus To Do Sums was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award.
Her non-fiction picture book How To Change The World, illustrated by Annabel Tempest, was part of Empathy Lab’s Read For Empathy Collection, Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller, and has been shortlisted for the North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award in the Information Books category. She has a deliciously mixed bag of picture books out in 2022 too and some fantastic new illustrator collaborations but more on that soon!
Despite the accolades and the very lucky start, Rashmi is fully familiar with that spiky regular guest, Imposter Syndrome, but with a few tricks up her sleeve to sort it out. She loves playing with words and supporting other creatives, especially underrepresented ones – her #KidLitBookBoost Instagram Live chats with children’s authors and illustrators are all about helping shout about books because she believes with all her heart that there’s room in this industry for ALL of us.
She’s constantly learning herself and having benefited from so much support in children’s publishing, she’s all about sharing that learning and all that love and paying it forward.