Kamala Nair grew up in Kerala, a small southern coastal state in India, surrounded by exotic wildlife, stunning beaches, lush green hills, and turquoise backwaters. She is a professional architect and an illustrator. Her works are inspired by a harmonious blend of nature, patterns, and architecture. In addition to Dear Star Baby, she is the illustrator of Kamala Is Speaking, by Shasta Clinch and The Leaping Laddoo by Harshita Jerath. Kamala loves to travel and immerse herself in the beauty of culture, history, architecture, and people worldwide.