Bio

Short bio

Children’s author and writer Shoohada Khanom was born and raised in London UK. She is now settled with her family in Bolton UK. Shoohada lives a busy life, splitting her days between home educating some of her children and her motherly responsibilities. Anytime she gets a moment to herself, she likes to read, write and sip tea. She hopes by sharing her lived experiences and the different layers of her identity, she can inspire love and hope among people.

Long bio

Children’s author and writer Shoohada Khanom was born and raised in London UK. She is now settled with her family in Bolton UK. Shoohada lives a busy life, splitting her days between home educating some of her children and her motherly responsibilities. Anytime she gets a moment to herself, she likes to read, write and sip tea. She hopes by sharing her lived experiences and the different layers of her identity, she can inspire love and hope among people.

Shoohada enjoys learning about the craft of writing and has taken workshops with SCWBI, The Writing Barn, The Writer’s Loft, The Storytellers Academy and is a participant of Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge 2021. She is also a member of Julie Hedlunds 12 x 12 DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Committee.

In 2013 shoohada published her first picture book KAMILLAH THE BUTTERFLY with Greenbird Books. Unfortunately, the company liquidated and her book went out of print. In 2017 Djarbi Kitabs republished KAMILLAH THE BUTTERFLY alongside three new titles, IMAGINE, LITTLE BLUE SKATER BOY and WHO COULD I BE? In 2018 she self published a BOOK REVIEW JOURNAL and a READING JOURNAL, both later republished by Djarabi Kitabs in 2021. Shoohada has also written for Amaliah and Hayati magazines.


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