the New England book Fair! Kudos! She is barely a child, but has worked very hard at her writing craft, studied the classics intensely, and in the last year has made stellar improvements, writing several great and lasting books!
The full story and, I hope, an interview with this paragon of persistence, determination and huge talent will appear here tomorrow or the next day.
Fiza is a smart, conscientious middle school teacher in Mumbai, India. I have had the pleasure of working with her editorially on many of her books and expect–based on my prof experience with young writers–great things to issue from her pen.
CONGRATULATIONS, FIZA! WELL DESERVED!