Leema is a children’s author & General Practitioner for the NHS who loves to make reading enjoyable, funny and accessible for all.
Her books are full of fantastical and fanciful characters who all exist to help children navigate their everyday concerns with ease.
Leema was born and raised in Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, but now lives in the heart of the beautiful Essex countryside in Stansted Mountfitchet, with her husband Peter, their two children Rayaan and Nayana and two crazy Guinea Pigs Fanta and HeyHey.Even from a young age Leema had always dreamed of being an author and she was ultimately motivated to write her first book (The Fantastic Flowbottoms) following many agonising instances of having to regularly test her daughter for Covid-19. Using her medical and parenting skills, she created a fun song and dance for children to perform while being tested, therefore taking the pain out of the whole process.
This quickly lead to her writing two more books, Hana & The Hairy Bod Rapper and Curry Worry Ninja Noo, using her own British Indian upbringing, to help children from all ethnic backgrounds deal with concerns they may face in their day to day lives. In an effort to see more books promoting diversity, Leema has made it her mission to create further stories starring children of colour, so they can see their faces mirrored in the illustrations and words they read.
While Leema is still devoted to her work as a family Doctor, she now loves nothing more than curling up on her writing chair on her days off, getting lost in her wonderful world of creativity.