Reem Faruqi is an award winning author who enjoys writing lyrical stories that reflect her own experiences.
11 Things About Me:
- I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me.
- I used to only wear the color blue.
- I have a scar from a hockey stick underneath my left eye.
- Outside my house in Abu Dhabi used to be a coconut tree.
- I eat apples from the bottom creating a flower shaped pattern.
- I have three brothers and always thought I would have sons. Instead, I have three daughters.
- I used to drink milk three times a day.
- I would rather make play dough than cook dinner.
- I trust clear shampoos and don’t like it when my shampoo is opaque.
- I am like a plant. I crave sunlight.
- My favorite age as a child was being 9 years old.
—Want to know more?
When I take a break from the world around me and write, doodle, or take photos, my mind breathes. Through my art medium of Photos, Pencils, Paint, and Potting soil, I thrive. I am a doodler and writer any chance I get, a seasonal photographer, and a Stay-At-Home-Mom during the week to school aged girls Z, A, and H. I am also a teacher and have taught second grade for four years, but am taking a break to mother and explore my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s.
You may know me as the children’s book author author of Lailah’s Lunchbox, Unsettled, and more! I started out this blog as a Stay-At-Home-Mom, but I’ve sort of morphed into a Work-and-Play-Whenever-I-Can-At-Home-Mom lately. I have more books on the way!
You can sometimes find me in an Atlanta park behind my camera since I’m a seasonal children-family-lifestyle photographer at ReemFaruqi Photography but mostly typing out stories in my favorite matching pajamas (the floral ones my grandmother made me!) at random hours. I also work with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta as a Scheduler and Communications Director. This photoblog is my stepping stone to making my dreams a reality, my happiest dream being my children’s books getting published! Thank you for stopping by!
How to Contact Me:
Please email me at ReemFaruqi@gmail.com if you would like to talk to me about an author visit, writing, or photography opportunities. Click here to hear how my name is pronounced.
Instagram @ReemFaruqi . Twitter @ReemFaruqi
My press kit with a long bio, short bio, and images are here.
When I’m writing or on-the-go, I opt for glasses and look like the person on the left!
P.S. If you want to take a peek inside my home, click here! My home may have a smattering of lunchboxes on the counters mixed with yesterday’s mail and today’s cracker crumbs, but I try to keep this online home organized and crisp. I really hope my words and photos here refresh you and give you a break from whatever it is you’re working on.
P.P.S. If you are from the media and need my press kit or my images to download in hi-res, please click here. I am represented by Sara Crowe of Sara Crowe Literary.
How delightful…I paint and doodle too…but not as creatively as you…all the very best in all your endeavors…keep doodling and dreaming!
Thanks :)! Best of luck to you too :)!
Your blog is beautiful to look at. Makes me think of how I can improve mine. Thank you!
Thank you :)! We can all learn from each other :). I’ m just starting out!
Love your blog Reemy. Post more often na. And about other things too. Haha. Miss you.
Thanks sunny d, will try to be sophisticated 🙂
Make a baking blog!!
Reeemyyyyyy!!!! I love how you’re so creative Masha’Allah Masha’Allah 🙂 I miss you man- soo tired of the books at the moment- biochem is killing.
thanks Amenie! miss you
This is great! Really good for you too!
Reemy! So SUPER proud of you, masha Allah! Very nice work indeed : ) Keep at it, Reemy!
Thanks slmy!!! You always do great mA!
Wonderful blog indeed.
Thanks! I’m happy you liked it 🙂 Keep reading when you can 🙂
I’d love to. Thanks for liking my post, but now I blog on thedayisgreen.wordpress.com, so please visit that. 🙂
Ok will make sure to visit :)!
Hey Reemy, I nominated you for the “Liebster Blog” Award. Congratulations! Please refer to my latest post on the subject. Keep up the good work!
Hey! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award!
Is that a pic of you? ur good photographer by the way, nice pic quality 🙂
yes it’s me :)!
Love your doodles. Gorgeous picture, mashaAllah! Congrats again on the book!
Wow! MashaALLAH well done keep it up!
Mussarat and Munifa
wsalam, THANK YOU :). Miss you all!!!
Came here from searching for muslim children book. Great reviews of those books, I start ordering the first two books you reviewed….until I found out that you’ve reviewed more books and even written your own books 😀 . Will check them later.. Thanks and cheers from Australia 🙂
Thanks for visiting! Yes, I reviewed many books before I had the courage to attempt my own :). Reviewing the books gave me insight on the children’s book industry.
Love you and your story!
Thank you for your kind words!:) I appreciate it!
So inspired by your book
Thanks so much!! Appreciate it.
Hi! I just read Lailah’s Lunchbox to my fourth graders (I’m a speech therapist here in Fayette County)!! I was so surprised when I saw the Peachtree City shout-out. We enjoyed the story and I thoroughly enjoying sharing Ramadan with my students.
Hi Andrea! I’m so glad! My parents still live in Peachtree City! Thank you for reading my book to them!
how many books have you made in total?