Meet Shamini Flint

Shamini Flint grew up in Malaysia. She is the author of the Inspector Singh Investigates crime novels for adults and of a long list of children's books; the "Diary of" sports series are the only ones published in the US. With a law degree from the University of Cambridge, Ms. Flint served as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Now a full-time writer, she travels internationally to promote her books and watch soccer games. She also plays soccer and has trained her daughter to play and love the game as she does. Ten is rooted in her soccer obsession, which began in childhood, and much of it is autobiographical.