By Carlicia Britto
How has being the youngest author in Trinidad & Tobago change your life and changed you as a person?
Author : Aliya Blake
Book : Cliffhangers
But being pushed like that, with the encouragement of my family, my mom especially…I did it. I am so so so grateful for everything and so incredibly excited about where this will take me. I truly put myself out there, and not only in Trinidad. My books are international, so technically I’m being seen all over the globe and the voice of my stories would be heard in children’s’ minds, inspiring them to share their own story with the world.
I’ve been approached by so many kids, parents, teachers telling me that they love my stories, wanting sequels, requesting to come to schools to talk and read to other children, some even continuing my stories.
But whenever I do, I think back to when I was just 10 years old, inspired by the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books of all things, and excitedly writing nonstop the wild ideas I had in my head on paper; that’s the first time I knew I wanted to be a writer one day.