Children’s Book Author Interview with Fazilla Shujaat

Fazilla Shujaat is a Children’s Book Author. She has had three children’s books published already which are available to buy on Amazon as a Digital Ebook and Paperback. Fazilla Shujaat is very creative and her books are full of adventure and magic. She has been in the writing field for over fifteen years and also has experience in other areas of media. She is full of passion and creativity.

Describe yourself in five words
Creative, Passionate, Motivated, Confident and Spontaneous

What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
The fact that I can go without writing for many years then once the creativity comes, I cannot stop writing.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear? What scares you the most?
I try my best to think positive and prepare myself for the worst and not just the best. Failure scares me the most.

What makes you happiest?
Seeing children read my books.

Why do you write?
I write because writing is my first and last love.

Have you always enjoyed writing? What motivates you to write?
I love writing and my head is full of creativity and stories and that motivates me to write.

What writing are you most proud of? . What are you most proud of in your personal life?
The next 3 books which will be releasing soon will be my best stories. In my personal life I am proud that my daughter is just as creative as me.

What books did you love growing up?
Matilda, Charles Dickens.

What do you hope your obituary will say about you?
Fazilla Shujaat Taking Children to a world of magic and fantasy.

How did you develop your writing?
Reading different genres of children’s books and watching cartoons.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
Marketing

What marketing works for you?
Instagram

Milly Boo The Good Luck Cat is a story about a beautiful black cat who is of a very caring nature. Due to superstitions Milly Boo is not treated well by people. Milly Boo is a highly creative tale which has an inspiring positive ending.
The aim of the story is to change the negative thinking we have about black cat’s, as well as encourage readers to treat all cats the same, regardless of their colour. Complete at 500 words, Milly Boo is perfect for 6-8-year-olds, who haven’t yet learned to discriminate or hold biases.

Fazilla Shujaat has been writing Children’s Book’s for many years. She is the Author of the Famous book Tippy Boo – Fun Day Out.

Do you find it hard to share your work?
No

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
I have been blessed with a wonderful family and beautiful friends who support me.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Italy

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk
Laptop

How much sleep do you need to be your best?
7 hours is enough.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
My father as his advice always stays with me, and my mother who has supported me.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
Seeing my books in the shops.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
My new book is called Milly Boo the Good Luck Cat. The story is called Milly Boo, and it’s based on a black cat who’s beautiful and caring by nature; however, due to widespread superstition, she isn’t treated very nicely by the people around her. Milly Boo is a highly creative tale with an inspiring, positive ending. The aim of the story is to change the negative thinking we have about black cats, as well as encourage readers to treat all cats the same, regardless of their colour. Complete at 500 words, Milly Boo is perfect for 6-8-year-olds, who haven’t yet learned to discriminate or hold biases.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask?
Marilyn Monroe and Gandi.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
I spend time with my daughter and niece.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
My words should make children enjoy reading books. My words should take them into a different world. A world which is full of magic and adventure.