When I was ten, a friend handed me a Baby-Sitters Club book and suggested that I read it. I was very reluctant. I had never willingly read a book before and I didn’t intend to start, as reading was “not my thing”. Yet she convinced me that these books were actually fun to read and that I should give it a go. I agreed to take the book and I am beyond grateful that I did.
From that day on, I became the biggest bookworm. I became obsessed – I would read every spare waking moment. I remember telling my family that prison would be ideal for me because then I wouldn’t have to go to school or do anything else and I could just read all day.
Unfortunately, after I finished high school my love affair with books took a back seat as ‘adulting’ began and life got in the way.
However, in the last four years I have rekindled my love for books, thanks to becoming a mum to two mini bookworms…except that now that love has extended to picture books! Now, the only thing that gives me more joy than reading a good book is watching my kids enjoy a good book. That has ignited a fire within me to create picture book magic.
I’m a refugee lawyer by profession, which is a completely different kettle of fish, but I’m excited for the challenge to produce something beautiful.