Interviewing Parents: Part 2
Hi there! In this post, I will be sharing an interview with Zahra Halfal, a psychotherapist and mama of a one-year-old. As mentioned in my previous post, I will continue interviewing parents in the next few weeks to learn more about them. I find these interviews valuable not just as a children’s author but also…
Interviewing Parents: Part 1
As a children’s book author-illustrator, I find it important to not only learn about the children I’m writing for but also learn about their parents and guardians, the people who buy and read the books. This is why, over the next few weeks, I’ll be interviewing carers of young children to get to know more…
Introducing The Little Fairy Finds Her Glow: A New Children’s Book Celebrating Friendship and Kindness
As a parent, I love finding multi-dimensional books that encourage my daughter to think about more than what’s on the page. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new children’s book, The Little Fairy Finds Her Glow, which is sure to delight children ages 3-7. Featuring bright and colourful illustrations, this book…
How to Get Your Book on Shelves
Are you a new author wanting to place your book at a local library, school or bookstore? If yes, learning how to write a compelling email can do wonders for promoting your book.
Strategies for a Successful Book Launch
I am absolutely ecstatic to announce that my SECOND children’s book, The Little Fairy Finds Her Glow, will be published on April 6th!!! The book is about a fairy who discovers the power of love and kindness through an exciting adventure. I cannot wait to share it!
My Journey to Writing Children’s Books: From Nerve-Wrecking Fear to Overwhelming Love
The first time I met my daughter, I was crushed by fear and love. As she squealed and wailed in my arms, I had no idea how the desire to raise her as a loving and compassionate adult would influence my creative practice.
Children’s Books Review: My Top 10 Picks for Young Readers and Their Parents
I have been reading to my daughter since the day she was born. Or maybe the day after that. I think I was a bit out of it on the first day. So, we have gone through quite a lot of books together.
Tap Into Your Creative Potential: What Chat GPT and Dall-E Mean for Writers and Artists
I had spent a whole day drawing, writing, marketing, and all the other fun stuff artists do. I was feeling fulfilled but also exhausted. All of my creative energy was fully drained by the end of the day. On our way home, my husband, who is a computer engineer, very excitedly told me about ChatGPT…
First-Time Book Illustrators: Top Mistakes to Avoid and Essential Tips for Success
Hi there! A few illustrators recently reached out to me asking questions about self-publishing. I’m no expert here, but I have learned so much from the million mistakes I made. In this post, I’ll share some tips for illustrators who are new to self-publishing and digital illustrations. Read on for some key insights and advice.
6 Do’s and Dont’s of Being a Successful Artist
Every time I lead a workshop, I get the “but I’m not an artist” comment from at least one student. My response is always the same: we’re all born artists.