• Yahiya Emerick
  • Yara Kaleemah
  • Yasin Osman
  • Yasmeen Rahim
  • Yasmin Egala
  • Yasmin Farouk

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    What book(s) have you written?

    • Today is Jummah

    When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?

    When I was learning about story writing in school I loved it. I even wrote some short stories and typed it out using a typewriter. But I never really thought of it as a career until recently. Following some amazing muslim authors on Instagram showed me that it was possible. I was inspired and decided to take a leap of faith.

    How long did it take you to write your book(s)?

    It took about a month. After having the idea in my head for a few months. I woke up one morning with an idea that felt right and wrote it down. Revised it a few weeks later then reached out to a publisher.  

    What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

    I write whenever I can get a few minutes.

    What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

    When I'm writing I can't stop until I've emptied all my thoughts.

    Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

    Everywhere. It use to be from during my time as a Madrasah teacher for the younger kids. When I couldn't find fun resources for the topics I was teaching. From my children and their antics. From books I've read. The Quran. There are so many stories unexplored for the muslim child.

    What do you like to do when you're not writing?

    Read, bing watch Netflix, ride my bike, go for walks, bird watching. I love being in the outdoors with my family.

    What does your family think of your writing?

    They think it is awesome and are very proud.

    What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

    That publishing was not as straightforward as I thought. 

    Do you have any suggestions to help people become a better writer? If so, what are they?

    Read and write as much as possible. Reading gives you the words to express yourself in your writing. Make dua constantly. 

    What do you think makes a good story?

    One that is enjoyed by both parent and child. As a parent I get excited to reread stories I enjoy that my child requests. And I (sometimes) hide the ones that are not that great.

    As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

    I wanted to be many things- a Doctor, Lawyer, Singer (wasnt very good at this one) but mostly an Archeologist. I had read a book on ancient Egypt and became obsessed.

    What is your favorite book?

    I don't have one. I've read many great books and find it very hard to choose just one. 

    Where do you live?

    NY, USA

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    Please share 10 Random facts about yourself for your readers!

    1. It's very hard for me to part/loan my books.
    2. I once had a cast on my hand from playing too much video games.
    3. I love being in and near water.
    4. I lose track of time in bookstores and libraries.
    5. Born and raised in Guyana, South America.
    6. My favorite color is blue.
    7. I love the smell of rain after a dry spell.
    8. I'll read or watch anything with a mermaid.
    9. I once held a python around my shoulders.
  • Yasmin Mussa
  • Yasmin Rashidi
  • Yasmine Abuzeid

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    What book(s) have you written?

    • The most precious gift

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  • Yousfa Janjua
  • Yumna Nabi

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