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Sheela Chari is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Karthik Delivers, an NEA Read Across America book, and The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel series, based on the Peabody Award-winning mystery podcast. Her other titles include Finding Mighty, a Children's Choice Award finalist; and Vanished, an APALA Children’s Literature Honor Book and Edgar Award finalist. Sheela holds an MFA from New York University and is on faculty in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in New York.

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