Hello! My name is Ramya (pronounced Rum-ya). I am an Author/Illustrator (my second career) after being an engineer for over 20 years. I used to get in trouble for daydreaming when I was a child. But now I love to daydream and make up stories. I love writing picture books with a STEM twist. I also love bringing my characters to life through illustration. Watercolor painting was my most treasured hobby when I was a kid, but then I stopped drawing and painting as I pursued engineering. I am blessed to be able to take a pause and go back to my favorite hobby again. Some people ask me if words come first or images come first. The answer is pretty complicated. Words pop into my head as I imagine the characters saying those words. I have learned now that it’s better to get the words finalized before I bring my characters to life to save time. I’m also writing my first middle-grade novel.
I am represented by the lovely and talented Elisa Houot from The Seymour Agency.
I live in Silicon Valley with my wonderful family.
You can connect with me on Twitter at @rgspaulding
You can also reach me at:
spaulding (dot) rg (at) gmail (dot) com