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Taking Risks with Co-Writing Diversity

Taking Risks with Co-Writing Diversity

My two most ‘risky’ cultural projects have been co-writing ‘f2m: the boy within’, the first Young Adult novel about transitioning gender co-written by an ftm, and ‘Hijabi Girl’ a fun, junior chapter book which had 41 rejections from traditional publishers before I self -published. I’m not trans and I’m not Muslim. But I do take […]

June 15, 2016 | By | 6 Replies More
The Importance of Diversity in YA Fiction

The Importance of Diversity in YA Fiction

In the three years since I started writing my novel, a lot has changed. The issue of diversity in fiction has come to the forefront and it seems that it is here to stay. A few years ago I was looking for a book for my daughter who had become very interested in mythology thanks […]

November 26, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More