Mahtab was born in Mumbai, India, but at the time she grew up there it was called Bombay and always will be, in her mind. As a child, though not overly shy, she wasn't too enterprising or ambitious. She will always be thankful to her mother, who always pushed her to try out new things. Mahtab has always been an avid reader, and her childhood summers were filled with books, more books and sunshine. Mahtab is a Persian name and it means moonlight. She never really appreciated its beauty until recently and now that she does, all her books have some description of moonlight in each of them. So, that's her sharing her little secret!
Mahtab immigrated to Canada in 1997. Her first novel, THE THIRD EYE, took four years and twenty rewrites before making it to publication. It went on to win the Silver Birch Award in 2009. Mahtab lives in Toronto with her husband, Rahul, son, Aftab and her golden retriever, Coby. She continues to write, inspired by life, love and the desire to make sense of the world through stories. Follow Mahtab at www.mahtabnarsimhan.com or on Twitter: @MahtabNarsimhan