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In Conversation with Nayera Salam, Author of WOODLAND FAIRIES
It is with great honor that we introduce you to Nayera Salam, an award-winning children’s author based in Atlanta, Georgia. Nayera has written four delightful children’s picture book titled Go Away Bad Mood, A Cat and Mouse Pact, Big Elephant Fritz and the Tiny Ants & Woodland Fairies. Her recent picture book Woodland Fairies came out in January 2018; it’s a stunning portrait of connecting with nature and it’s beautiful creatures, perspective, and being a human.
Woodland Fairies is a cute and uplifting story about taking care of animals. Tune in to learn more about Nayera and her books!
Here’s more information about Nayera Salam
Nayera Salam has a Master’s degree in Education from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and more than thirty years teaching experience.
She is now retired and lives in Atlanta with her husband. She has two children and is the proud grandmother of two granddaughters.
“I have been writing stories in my mind for a long time…It seems like the characters ‘create’ themselves. I just write down what I get from somewhere. This applies to all my stories.
“I don’t choose a topic, or select characters, they choose me!” Nayera Salam
More about Woodland Fairies: Helping and Having Fun
Linh and her fairy friends Jasmine, Rosie, and Bluebell frolic through the woodland, having fun and helping the animals. In this rhyming fantasy, the four nature lovers don’t end their day of fun until they help Mama Coquette, Uncle McBuck, Lady Lala, and Grandpa Howell one by one! From beginning to end, children and adults will be intrigued by the book’s message, the enchanting creatures, and the vivid imagery. Book’s message: Connect with nature and its beautiful creatures!
In this episode, Nayera answers the following questions
- Tell us about your latest book Woodland Fairies and where the idea came from?
- What’s the journey been like between writing your first ever story and now the Woodland Fairies?
- One of the most striking things about Woodland Fairies is that it’s written in rhyming. Why did you choose to write your book in that format?
- Have you always wanted to be a writer and have you always wanted to write for children?
- Tell us what inspires you to write…
- How was your experience working with so many illustrators from different countries?
- For those who haven’t read your other books, can you tell us a little about it?
- What are you currently working on and where can people find you online?
Thank you, Nayera for joining us and for sharing your wonderful stories with us!
Nayera Salam is a gem, is she not? Be sure to check out her book Woodland Fairies and stay tuned for the next edition of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast!
Finally, Where Can We Find Nayera Salam Online?
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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day😆
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