EI Spotlight Zoom Interview Harshita Jerath

Created June 07, 2024 by Tanja Bauerle


Harshita Jerath writes stories that seek to entertain children. She shares her views about everyday life on her blog, https://ipenlife.com/. Her debut picture book, THE LEAPING LADDOO, illustrated by Kamala Nair, will be published by Albert Whitman in March 2022. Harshita is represented by Beth Marshea of Ladderbird Literary Agency. She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and two boys aged 10 and 12. Find out about her upcoming books at http://harshitajerath.com/.

EI Co-Leads and PAL authors Karen Chow and Ebonie Fields speak with PAL author Harshita Jerath.

Last month, our E&I team, Ebonie Fields and Karen Chow, chatted with Harshita Jerath, picture book author of “THE LEAPING LADDOO" (Albert Whitman & Co, 2022), and "COOLER THAN LEMONADE" (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2023). Her upcoming book, "A Sweet Diwali" (2024), is inspired by her childhood friendship with her dachshund dog, Dollar. She currently lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Harshita shared her journey to publication and offered a lot of inspirational advice to creators of children's books.

Here is the link to the recording of the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9VHDpF8V74

If you want to learn more about Harshita and her work, visit her website at: https://harshitajerath.com/