Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her and she wrote her very first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. The Lost Girl, a YA sci fi novel about death and love, is available now.
Ms. Mandanna lives in Norwich, England, with her husband and kids. She's currently working on her next project, a YA space fantasy trilogy inspired by Indian mythology.