Ana Otaru is a Nigerian-American author with a M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her debut picture book, A Masquerade for Grandpa, is set to release in 2023 from Atheneum/S&S. She is an active SCBWI member and the current volunteer Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Ireland chapter. She has lived on three continents, and currently resides in Ireland.