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BIO for kids
Shakirah Bourne-Photo by Danielle Dottin

Shakirah Bourne is a Bajan author and filmmaker. She once shot a movie scene in a cave with bats during an earthquake, but is too scared to watch horror movies. She enjoys exploring old graveyards, daydreaming and eating mangoes.

She currently resides in Barbados in the Caribbean, and spends most of her time staring out at the sea thinking about new stories to tell. Her debut middle grade contemporary fantasy, JOSEPHINE AGAINST THE SEA, was published by Scholastic in 2021, followed by middle grade horror NIGHTMARE ISLAND in 2023.

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