Shona Patel is the author of the critically acclaimed Teatime for the Firefly. Patel was born and raised in a remote tea plantation in Assam, India. The daughter of a tea planter, she drew upon her personal observations and experiences to create the vivid characters and setting for the story. Her second novel Flame Tree Road(Mira-Harper Collins, June 30, 2015) received a starred review on Booklist and is now available in bookstores nationwide. Check out more reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. Shona Patel is represented by April Eberhardt Literary.