Hi everyone! *waves*
I’m still working on writing up my serious, OFFICIAL bio*, but, for now, I hope a compilation of random facts about me will do?
*The Official Bio is now officially done! It includes an FAQ submission form so that I can find out what you want to know about my books and/or me as an author. Here’s the link: https://skalibooks.com/serious-official-bio-faqs/
The first complete story I wrote was called Sweet Calvin. It featured a child visiting from Australia who goes on a murderous rampage WITH A RAKE after being bitten by a mouse. (Because that’s what mice do to children from Australia.) The story was a hit with my seventh grade class so, yeah, I decided to become an author at the tender, gruesome age of eleven.
I wanted to tell stories so badly that I got my degree in Creative Writing as soon as I was released from high school.
I was born in south India but left that lush, beautiful, idyllic place during my terrible threes. Not by my toddler-self of course. My parents and siblings insisted on accompanying me across the oceans to Canada.
One of my favorite words in the entire world is…wait for it…”wee”. As in, that’s a wee little word to be putting all your favoriting-power into! I believe I have some Scottish blood in me.
I call my stories a stitching-together of the threads in our lives that lead to our ah-ha moments. But, yes, on thinking about it, that’s what all stories are.
The first language I learned in school was French.
Here’s a picture of me with shoes too big on picture day in (French) kindergarten.
[all illustrations on website by s. k. ali]