After spending his childhood years in the quaint neighborhood of Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India, author Prashant Pinge earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, then a master of science degree in management from Lancaster University. His love of campus life then carried him to the Indian School of Business, where he enrolled in the post-graduate management program before earning a post-MBA master in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. After working as an engineer for awhile, Prashant returned to Mumbai to join the family business and start his own marketing and branding firm, Media Panther.
Prashant began writing in 2003, after a vivid dream compelled him to climb out of bed and put pen to paper. While he has yet to work out the details of that story, he has released several children’s books and young adult novels in the fantasy genre. His first book, Avantika’s Garden, was published in 2009 and told the story of an adventurous group of animals that live in and around a house in suburban Pune. His books have been nominated for the Crossword Book Awards, with Raja & the Giant Donut being shortlisted in the Children’s Writing category in 2011. His recently-released novel, Sceadu, is a fast-paced tale that takes place in a land within the human shadow.