Shivya Nath grew up in Dehradun, at the base of the Uttarakhand Himalayas in India. At the age of twenty-three, she quit her corporate job at the Singapore Tourism Board to travel the world. A couple of years later, she gave up her home, sold most of her belongings and started living nomadically. She has travelled to over forty-five countries, and is the author of one of India's leading travel blogs, also called The Shooting Star (the-shooting-star.com). She appeared on the cover of National Geographic Traveller India in 2017, and her intrepid journey has been featured on BBC Travel, NDTV, TEDx and several national and international publications. This is her first book.