Join Books Inc. Campbell in welcoming local authors Nadia Salomon, Nanette Heffernan, Darshana Khiani, Cassie Kifer, Aydin Rizqui and Serena Gingold Allen, for a meet & greet, and celebration of their collective books, for Independent Bookstore Day!
Darshana Khiani was born in Kenya and immigrated to the United States when she was one. She is an author, engineer, and advocate for South Asian children's literature. She is infinitely curious about the world and enjoys sharing her findings with young readers. If she can make a child laugh, even better. She is the author of How to Wear a Sari. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and a furry pup. You can visit her online at DarshanaKhiani.com or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @DarshanaKhiani.
Serena Allen was up late one night with her infant son and wondered, "Who else is awake right now? I can't be the only one who's not sleeping." And once her son was back in her crib she wrote the first lines of this book. Growing up outside of Yosemite, Serena had many close encounters with wildlife. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she still spends a lot of time hiking and climbing in the great outdoors with her husband and their two children.
Nadia Salomon (nadiasalomon.com) is a children's author writing on themes of South Asian and Caribbean culture, STEM, nonfiction, and humor. When not participating in her own goodnight rituals, Nadia can most likely be found curled up in her reading nook with a good book or spinning a silly yarn. Nadia is an award-winning journalist who has freelanced with The Boston Globe. She is the winner of the 2020 SCBWI Service Award and the 2019 SCBWI WOOP Honor Award for work of outstanding progress. Nadia lives in California with her family. This is her debut book. You can follow her on Twitter @Nadia_Salomon.
Nanette Heffernan is a Certified Sustainability Consultant for schools in California and a major champion of the urgent need for humans to reduce emissions that drive climate change. Earth Hour is her debut picture book.
Cassie Kifer is a San Jose-based writer and digital communications consultant, urban planner, and explorer. Her work has been featured in Delta Sky Magazine, National Geographic Travel, Fodor s Travel, Thrillist, and the website of the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. When she is home, you can find her seeking out interesting food and cultural experiences and hiking the South Bay s many parks and open spaces with her husband and rescued shelter dog, Riley. Connect with Cassie at EverInTransit.com
Aydin Rizqi is a Pakistani young author and currently resides in California. He has been writing and telling stories since he was 7 years old, and has self-published several books. He is inspired by theauthors of the books he reads. As a young author, he is still learning about the publishing world but receives a tremendous amount of support from his family and friends.