About the Author

Sheila holds both a law degree and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy. Author-Illustrator photo

Sheila was born in Iran, and emigrated to the United States at the age of one. Although she grew up in the United States, her parents put a strong emphasis on raising her with a deep appreciation for Persian culture and language. Sheila strives to do the same for her own two children. Sheila was so inspired by her role as a bi-cultural mother that in addition to authoring the Nowruz related Children’s books she also co- created and runs Shir O Asal, a toddler mommy and me group.