Anu D. Misa is an author and illustrator of children’s stories. Besides her love of writing, illustrating and reading, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her family. Anu is also an avid traveller and has been to more countries than she can count on her fingers and toes! While she enjoys these adventures, she always appreciates coming back to her home in Toronto, Canada. Travelling gives her insights into family life around the world and provides the sparks that result in many of her stories! Interestingly, English was not Anu’s first language and as a child learning through picture storybooks was so important to her, it left a lifelong impression. Anu has come a long way from those early years learning to read, graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Economics and working in the field for many years, while always making time for her creative passions. Now she delights in the challenge of writing and illustrating stories that captivate children and adults alike.
My creative process
I know you have been humming with anticipation to learn how I wave that magic wand that results in a puff of smoke and a fully formed children’s picture storybook! Well, maybe not literally humming, but perhaps you have been wondering. We all know that the creative process is unique to every individual and to some extent depends on the specific undertaking. Below, I am sharing my process – each time I journey through it, I continue to refine it and make it more and more my own!