DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm CST
Shirin was born and raised in the UK, and now makes her home in the Chicago suburbs. Laila and the Sands of Time is her debut middle-grade novel. Shirin has raised six children- three human and three cats- all of whom have provided much inspiration for her stories. When she is not writing, Shirin enjoys reading, oil painting, and spending time with family.