Alka Joshi is an author who was born in India and raised in America. For 30 years she ran her own advertising and PR agency before her husband encouraged her to enrol in a creative writing programme aged 51. Her first novel, The Henna Artist, which came out in 2020, was a bestseller and was quickly followed by a sequel, The Secret-Keeper of Jaipur, in 2021. She is currently researching the third book in the trilogy and a screen adaption of The Henna Artist.