Today’s espisode features a conversation with Author and Creative Writing Teacher, Mahak Jain. Mahak completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph and was previously the Managing Editor at Owlkids and at Lobster Press.
Mahak’s story, Maya, was published as a picture book with illustrations by Elly Mackay. Winning multiple awards, both in Canada and internationally, Maya continues to be a great choice, earning praise such as:
“Nothing short of magical, breath-taking and inspiring… Highly, highly recommended, and very – very – close to essential.” Kinderlit Canada
“Beautiful and highly recommended bedtime story.” Midwest Book Review
“The writing is concise and richly poetic, Maya’s character layered, textured and engaging.” Canadian Children’s Book News
“Recommended.” Canadian Review of Materials
“Jain’s first children’s book layers story upon story… the idea that bad things can turn good is clear, and kids will sense Maya’s ultimate healing.” National Reading Campaign
“Beautifully illustrated… Highlight[s] the discovery of beauty and strength in unlikely places.” Quill & Quire
Music for today’s episode is from Jason Raso‘s 2011 CD “The Red Arrow”. This track is called “Mr. Green”.