Ryan Bani Tahmaseb is an educator and writer. His debut picture book, Rostam's Picture-Day Pusteen, will be published by Charlesbridge in summer 2024, and his first professional book for educators, The 21st Century School Library, was published in 2021 by John Catt Educational. His writing has also appeared in publications such as Education Week and the Carolina Quarterly. He lives in Southern Maine with his wife and two young children. Ryan is represented by Jacqui Lipton at The Tobias Agency.