I am a squid who lives in the water-world, patient but surface occasionally to read and write. I grew up on the East African coast amid a fusion of cultures: Arabic, medicine Swahili, British, East Indian and later, American. I live in the beautiful breezy Chinook city of Calgary in Canada.
I hold an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College.
I wrote for my children, but they grew up faster than my books. I believe in the power of stories. Stories are not only fun to read, they touch our hearts and change the way we think and behave. Suddenly we see each other in new ways. Mere words expand our world and transform lives.
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