New Book Coming Soon!

In This Family is my latest picture book collaboration, written by Shelly Anand and illustrated by me. It’s a story inspired by Shelly’s family and highlights how four generations of the family in the story welcome their newest member. 


I thought a lot about the wholeness of each person over the many hours upon hours that I worked on the illustrations for this story. The layers and depth within each of us. The countless stories within all of us.

Published by Simon & Schuster and created with the warmest, most supportive, and thoughtful team – editor Kendra Levin and art director Lizzy Bromley (and many others – takes a lot of people to make a book). 

In This Family will be out in May 2024. You can preorder it now at your local book store or through the link here!


About the author:
Shelly Anand is the author of acclaimed picture books Laxmi’s Mooch, which was featured on the Today show, NBC News, and in Glamour magazine, and I Love My Body Because, a 2023 Rise Honoree. Shelly has a third picture book due out in May 2024, again with Simon & Schuster, entitled IN THIS FAMILY, about her multiracial, multireligious Punjabi Irish/Desi Midwestern family, illustrated by Meenal Patel. Shelly is also an immigrant and labor rights attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. She lives in Georgia with her fabulous husband and two children.