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Represented by: Kaitlyn Sanchez

Maryam Khalifah is a member of AOI and SCBWI and has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Illustration from Middlesex University. When Maryam isn't drawing, she's teaching Primary school abroad in Vietnam. In her free time, she can be found enjoying a good cup of tea, enjoying delicious Vietnamese food or riding her motorbike through Ho Chi Minh City. In her illustrations, she enjoys using mixed media and will often include scanned fabric, sequins, glitter and photographs to build up layers of texture. Maryam is inspired by nature and the use of light to create atmosphere. Coming from a multiracial background, Maryam is a huge proponent of seeing those from similar minority backgrounds represented in picture books; as such, she loves illustrating diverse and multiracial characters such as herself.