Meera was born in Washington, DC and grew up in nearby Virginia. As a child, she read as much as she could, memorized poems (her favorites were from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein), and ate enough cookies to earn the nickname “Monster,” after the Cookie Monster. After attending the University of Virginia and Stanford Law School, she practiced public interest law for over a decade before turning to creative writing. Her work for children has been published in various magazines. Her first novel is THE SCIENCE OF SEEING. Meera lives in Maryland with her husband, two children, and as of this writing, four fish.