Radiya Hafiza studied English Language and Literature at King’s College London and worked in publishing for a few years. She is behind the fantastic blog The Good Assistant. Radiya grew up reading classic Western fairy tales that never had any brown girls in them. Rumaysa was her debut novel and Waterstones Children's Book of the Month. Her latest novel, Aya and the Star Chaser, continues to bring stories to children who need to see themselves represented.