Rukhsana was born in Lahore, Pakistan and emigrated to Canada at the age of three. She began writing for community magazines and went on to write for Adam's World children's videos. Rukhsana is a member of SCBWI. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family.
Rukhsana explores two of her picture books that contain every day heroes and reinforces the idea that you don't need superpowers to be a hero to the people around you.
Rukhsana explores story structure and writing techniques in a highly interactive workshop.
The Roses in My Carpets
Explores the creative process behind her international award-winning book of the same title that is based on her visit to her Afghan refugee foster child. Includes a visual tour of the refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan that was the inspiration of the story.