I am an ex-lawyer and stay-at-home mum who is determined to change the world through writing! I began writing adult and children’s books four years ago. My life is now a whirlwind of playdates, soccer lessons and writing, writing and more writing. I began with the Sasha Books, a series of picture travel books about a little girl named Sasha visiting places in Asia. My main aim in writing these books was so that my own daughter (Sasha!) would feel comfortable in her own environment and feel a sense of belonging in her own backyard. About the same time, I caught the environmental bug. I belatedly realised that our lifestyles are unsustainable and our children are going to inherit the mess. In a panic, I began to write books (printed on recycled paper) about endangered species and do a lot of school visits to talk to kids about environmental issues. My first colllection were of picture books like Turtle Takes a Trip and Jungle Blues. I have however just written a book for 9-14 year olds that I am characterising as an environmental fantasy, The Seeds of Time! Because, I am a closet workaholic, I also began a series of crime fiction stories for adults based on the ubiquitous Inspector Singh. My big breakthrough came when Little, Brown, UK bought the worldwide rights for the first three titles. Inspector Singh Investigates - A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul and Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School of Villainy are available worldwide with the latest and fourth title in the series published in April 2011, Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree. Thanks very much for reading this small explanation for what motivates me.

If you would like to drop me a note, my email is shamini@shaminiflint.com With warmest regards,

Shamini Flint
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I love to squeeze in bookshop events, school visits, book clubs and literary festivals, so if you would like me to join you, please email shamini@shaminiflint.com.
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