Priya Kumari is a multi-award-winning children’s author and the founder of Eternal Tree Books, which produces mainly children’s books. Her mission is to publish uplifting books created by visionary authors and artists to share stories from under-represented Indian and Asian cultures. Celebrated personalities like Hema Malini, Sharon Salzberg, and Prof Ved Nanda have praised her books. Her most popular book, Leaf Talks Peace: Buddha’s Message of Harmony, is the first ever picture book by an Indian author to be endorsed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who wrote the book’s foreword. Her work has been covered by News 12, TV Asia, ITV Gold, New York Weekly, USA Wire, LA Wire, International Business Times, several magazines, podcasts, blogs, and radio shows. Passionate about diverse representation in publishing, Priya was selected as a member of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee of the largest trade association for independent publishers in the US–IBPA. She is the founding board member of South Asian Kidlit and on board of East Brunswick Library Foundation. She is also a certified public accountant and lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons.