Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters.
Intisar used to write grants and develop projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. She is the author of The Sunbolt Chronicles and The Dauntless Path novels.
Thorn (HarperTeen, 2020)
The Theft of Sunlight (HarperTeen, 2021)
Sunbolt (Purple Monkey Press, 2013)
Memories of Ash (Purple Monkey Press, 2016)
Thorn received starred reviews from the BCCB and School Library Journal, and was selected as one of the top four “The Best of Desi Kid Lit: 2020 Releases” for the Young Adult category