Maheen Rahman graduated from The Wharton School and worked in finance in New York. She moved to London with her husband, where she is now raising her two young daughters. Maheen delights in reading with her children. It recently struck her that there is little to no representation of South Asian children in the English books that she reads to her girls. Maheen has thus taken it upon herself to depict their Bangladeshi roots in a light, humorous and fun series of books. Ava and the Lost Ballet Shoes is the first in her series of children's books.