Zaheera Jina has been described as a writer; an academic and a stay-at-home-mum. She holds a PhD in mathematics education from WITS University, South Africa. She is the editor of three books (Tween Tales, Saffron and Riding the Samoosa Express) and the author of Surprise! and the StimuMath programme for Pre-schoolers. Zaheera lives in Lenasia, South Africa with her husband, three sons and many in-laws.