About Sathya

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Sathya Achia is an Indian American/Canadian author who creates diverse stories of adventure and discovery for picture book, middle grade, and young adult readers. Her YA debut In My Hands will be published by Ravens & Roses Publishing in 2022.

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Sathya Achia is an Indian American/Canadian author who creates stories of adventure and discovery for picture book, middle grade, and young adult readers. Her YA debut In My Hands will be published by Ravens & Roses Publishing in 2022.

Sathya’s creative work is influenced by her South Indian Kodava culture. She grew up spending summers in the remote hills and enchanting jungles of the Western Ghats in India, where she learned the art of storytelling from her grandparents. As a young reader, she missed seeing heroes like herself—of two worlds and cultures—so she enjoys writing stories inspired by her East meets West roots, mythology and folklore, and the natural world.

Sathya is an active member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Author’s Guild, and the 12×12 Picture Book Challenge.

By day, Sathya is an award-winning communications professional who currently serves as an editor with a leading medical publisher, pairing her curiosity for understanding what makes the world tick with a love for communicating across print and online formats. When not spinning stories, Sathya can be found trying a new yoga pose, exploring the great outdoors, feasting on gourmet popcorn, or wrapped up in her greatest adventure of all: Motherhood.

You can find Sathya at sathyaachia.com or on Instagram and TikTok at @SathyaAchiaWrites, or Twitter @SathyaAchiaAbra

Random stuff about Sathya:

  • In her heart of hearts, she wishes Halloween was every day
  • She’s played the flute since she was 8 years old
  • She has a green thumb and spends hours on end in the garden
  • If she had one super power, she would freeze time
  • She had a pet newt that lived nine lives
  • She’s a sucker for a spontaneous dance party
  • She’s part Jedi (Shhhh! don’t tell her kids!)