Sidra Ansari is currently editing her women’s fiction novel. She writes children’s books too, always with a focus on love and positivity. Her self-help book, ‘Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love’ was published by Beacon Books in January 2021 and it won the Golden Door Bronze Award for Truth and Integrity of the Written Word.
Sidra got her first taste of writing stories, as an adult, when she completed ‘Becoming a Writer’ with Farhana Shaikh, after which she was shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize and chosen for the Penguin Write Now Live Program for underrepresented writers. Sidra then became 1/7th of the excellent writer’s group, The Koyal Writers, too, which became one of her many secrets of success.
She is a qualified teacher and currently works as an online creative writing teacher, in between writing fiction.
During 2021, she wrote six brand new titles for Ladybird Education and hopes that she can continue in the same vain as she sees children’s educational books as a perfect marriage of both the teaching and writing world. Her sixth written work of 2021 is an audio collection of original stories on Eid is now out, and can be bought here!
The setting for all her work is inspired by her love of the outdoors and the tendency to travel somewhere, anywhere, every year. Sidra currently lives in the West Midlands with her husband, five children, and cat, Sky.
Check out her Publications page for further details on her books.