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Rajani LaRocca

Born in India and raised in Kentucky, Rajani LaRocca has always been a voracious reader, reading almost anything she could get her hands on. Before she transitioned from reader to writer, however, Rajani pursued another of her passions: medicine. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Rajani has been a primary care internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2001. In 2019, she added author to her list of accomplishments with the publication of her first book for young readers, A Midsummer’s Mayhem, an Indian-American mashup of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and competitive baking.

Rajani lives in eastern Massachusetts with her husband and two children, where she spends her time writing, practicing medicine, and co-hosting the STEM Women in KidLit podcast. Learn more at