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Laila Ibrahim

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My education and experience in multiracial, developmental psychology and attachment theory provide ample fodder for my novels. My passion for early childhood education, child birth and religious education are reflected in my writing.

I was the founder and director of Woolsey Children's School where I had first hand experience loving children that were not my own. There are scenes in Yellow Crocus that were largely influenced interactions I had with children from Woolsey.

As a birth doula I had the privilege of witnessing the intensity and joy of childbirth. You can see that my birth experiences are reflected in my novels.

Spiritual themes that cross over multiple religious traditions come directly from working as the Director of Children and
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Laila Ibrahim Hello Anita,

Thanks for letting me know that you loved Yellow Crocus and for your question.

I've just finished writing my second novel, Living Right.…more
Hello Anita,

Thanks for letting me know that you loved Yellow Crocus and for your question.

I've just finished writing my second novel, Living Right. It should be out in the spring. Once I'm done with that, I'll be starting a sequel to Yellow Crocus. I'm getting very excited to dig into Lisbeth and Mattie's life after the Civil War.

Best wishes for the New Year for you and yours,

Laila(less)
Laila Ibrahim Hi Toni,

I'm pretty confident it will be out by April 15th. I just got the cover which is very exciting. I'll be doing books giveaways on Goodreads.
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“Focus on bearing, and beauty will follow. Your looks will not remain with you for life. But your bearing will go with you to the grave.”
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“Do you care for any contemporary authors?” Matthew inquired. “I adore Jane Austen.” Matthew nodded. “I find her portrait of British society so accurate and yet so dreadful.” “I agree. It must be awful to be so bound by what society expects,” Lisbeth answered. “I am so glad to have been born in America, where one has freedom.”
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Laila Ibrahim Hi Anita!

Thanks for letting me know that you're going to preorder it. I just decided I'm going to as well--so I can scream in delight when it pops up on my Kindle. :)

Let me know what you think of it. It's not nearly as intimate as Yellow Crocus, but I hope it is just as compelling and powerful.

Best wishes,

Laila


message 1: by Anita

Anita Hi Laila,

I am so excited to read that your new book 'Mustard Seed' will be out shortly. I am going to pre-order it from amazon.com.
Can't wait to read it. I need to discover what happened to Lisbeth and Mattie. :)

Anita.


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