Next Letter for Kids: Sheela Chari


We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Sheela Chari! Sheela sends us a top-secret, colorful letter all about where she gets the ideas for her stories!

This holiday season, give the gift that fosters an early love of reading and writing, and keeps on giving throughout the year! Our 6-month gift subscriptions, available only during the holidays, make the perfect present for the young readers on your list. Remember, Letters for Kids helps us keep The Rumpus running, so the children in your life can correspond with their favorite writers and you support the magazine in one fell swoop!

Sheela Chari is the author of the mystery novels, Finding Mighty, a Junior Library Guild Selection and Children’s Choice Award Finalist; and Vanished, an APALA Children’s Literature Honor Book and Edgar finalist for best juvenile mystery. She is currently working on The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, based on the Peabody Award-winning mystery podcast by the same name created by Gen-Z Media. Sheela teaches fiction writing at Mercy College and lives with her family in New York. Visit her at