“ If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” - Toni Morrison
I live by this quote. And, inspired by this, I wrote my first children's book. My parents have been reading to me since I was 6 months old, and I have been reading books since the day I can remember. By the time I was 5 years old, I learnt to write small stories to go along with the pictures I was given. This helped me grow my imagination and build the platform for my writing.
It is almost a ritual at our household to read and narrate bedtime stories every night. My dad always comes up with funny and silly characters and narrates new stories every night. This encouraged me to further widen my imagination. And, now I narrate different stories to my little sister Mira and I realize that I am a natural storyteller. I enjoy writing and I want to weave my stories and characters in a fun and relatable way for young minds.
Other than writing, I love teaching my little sister, enjoy dancing, playing tennis and swimming, doing anything creative, and spending time with my family. I am Maya Sara Karthik. I am ten years old and live in Chennai India. And, I am a fifth grader in the bestest school ever - NPS International School, Chennai.