ABOUT FARIDA MIRZA

  • I am a children’s author. I am also a technical and a creative writer with a background of teaching English and Human Development. I am a past member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). I do freelance critiquing, writing and editing. 


    The vulnerability of children has always affected me profoundly. A child is completely dependent on adults during the early years. I write stories that help children think critically and grow up to be fulfilled individuals. Some of my stories weave into them the idea that when faced with a challenge, children can develop the skill to pause before reacting. Taking a deep breath as they pause, children can direct their thoughts towards a solution rather than increase the conflict. It is a tragedy when a child suffers silently. I write stories and poems to empower children and minimize their vulnerability and stress.
    I have recently started work in the non-fiction and fiction genres for middle grades.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My current WIPs are a middle grade story, two middle grade non-fiction books and a picture book. Six of my picture books have been published by Oxford University Press (OUP).  I have self-published a collection of my children’s poems, Poems That Empower Children and a picture book, I See Things From Where I Am on Amazon. 


    Website: http://www.fmirza.com. 

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