I'm Anahita Karthik (she/her), a queer, trilingual, and Indian author of Better Catch Up, Krishna Kumar, my debut YA road-trip rom-com slated to release in 2025 with HarperTeen. I'm represented by the wonderful Rebecca Podos at Rees Literary Agency. My short story about a Tamil vampire wedding will be featured in the My Big, Fat, Desi Wedding anthology forthcoming with Page Street Kids in 2024. I'm also the author of the Amazon bestselling short story All I Have Left. I was a SmoochPit mentor in 2022, during the course of which I not only had loads of fun, but also helped my incredible mentee secure representation. When I'm not reading or writing, I take freelance design commissions for Twitter headers, profile pictures, and other author promotional material.