Payal Kapadia grew up reading everything she could get her hands on; writing poetry for a captive audience (her family); and presiding over a club called the Stupendous Six, which did a stupendous amount of nothing.
Her critically acclaimed debut, Wisha Wozzariter, won the Crossword Book Award 2013 for Children's Writing. Payal writes full-time now (if you don't count the time spent getting her two daughters to eat faster, please). She has authored Colonel Hathi Loses His Brigade, Puffin Lives: B.R. Ambedkar and Washed Up!, a reader for Australian, British and American schools. Horrid High: Back to School is the eagerly awaited follow-up to her bestselling school adventure, Horrid High.
Payal has travelled to the Jaipur Literature Festival, Bookaroo, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival and the Kala Ghoda Festival. She reads to children at schools all over the country where she refuses to be taken seriously.
Find her at www.payalkapadia.com or www.horridhigh.com
THE WORLD'S MOST HORRID SCHOOL JUST GOT MORE HORRID!
When Granny Grit is called away on a most mysterious mission, twelve-year-old Ferg and his friends are left at the mercy of Cook Fracas‰۪s frenzied food fights, Colonel Craven‰۪s manic panics and Miss Nottynuf‰۪s nervous nail-biting. To make matters worse, the Grand Plan is still missing and the kids must find it before someone truly awful does. Can Ferg and his friends survive another term at the world‰۪s most horrid school? Return to Horrid High and find out!