This is my new book – just arrived this week. I love the cover. And I also love the story! This is my fifth book and my fourth for young readers. I will be hosting a book launch complete with a tea leaf reader, so check back for more details.
I got the idea for this book while visiting classrooms throughout the province. Everywhere I looked I saw such a beautiful representation of our cultural mosaic and I thought…I need to write a book about the wonderful diversity of our country. Since I love folk tales, researching Persian folk and fairy tales seemed like an intriguing place to start. So that’s exactly what I did. Along the way I wove other threads into my narrative, like my enduring love of magic and mystery. The result is Colette and the Silver Samovar. I hope you love it!