Muscat – Oman based young writer Aysal Waheed, a 12-year-old student from The International School of Choueifat, will publish her seventh book on the Amazon platform on February 22. Her unnamed book (as of now) will be available in both paperback and Kindle.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Aysal, a Pakistani national, said, “I want to help the United Nations Organization (UNO) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Women Empowerment through my motivational writing. The message behind my story is that women and men have the same capabilities and skills. I also highlighted that if girls are given opportunities, they can contribute in making this world a better place to live. I want to grow up to be an author because I really enjoy creative writing. In the future, I also want to help make a positive change in this world by helping UNO in achieving SDGs.”
The new book is around 35 pages and its target audience is children. It took her around four months to finish the book followed by editing and publishing.
“I got inspiration from my elder sister Zunaira Waheed. She is an excellent writer and I have noticed a maturity of writing in her first novel That Night. I am also inspired to read and follow the style of Enid Blyton. From the way she explains the scenes, the readers feel themselves physically part of the scene,” said Aysal.
An ardent writer of short stories and motivational articles, many of Aysal’s articles have been published in several countries around the world including Oman, Pakistan, India and Malaysia. Until now she has published five solo books and has written for an anthology, containing motivational writing of more than 100 other writers including Aysal’s sister.
Her first book published on Amazon was Through the Portal and it is about a girl named Savannah.
She said, “Savannah has always been interested in chemistry, she decided to make a potion so powerful that it could take her to a different universe. With her brother by her side, she embarks on a once in a lifetime journey.”