Hello, I'm Inda!
I write and illustrate stories for children inspired by
nature and cultures
around the globe
A word about books ...
Books have gotten me in a number of sticky situations …
As a little girl, I read in the dark when I should've been asleep. Before long, I needed glasses and was forever branded a bookworm.
Books spurred me on to faraway places. From my birth place of Malaysia, I roamed far and wide. I tickled nudibranchs underwater and was chased by a triggerfish. I swam under roaring cataracts and climbed clouded mountains. I tiptoed through shadowy grottoes and visited sighing mosques.
Other kinds of books led me to a vocation in medicine and surgery and I am still practising today.
I moved to Australia and met a guy with a delightful habit of taking me to the sea when it was sunny and to the bookstore when it rained. I married him and now we live in Brisbane.
In 2015, we met a tiny, curious person who might be as afflicted by books as I am – our daughter Seroja. She picks them out for us to read together and I often wonder if she would like reading one of mine. Wouldn’t that be nice?
So here we are.
As I learn the craft, I will plot my fledgling steps here. I would love to connect with other readers, writers, illustrators and those done in by books in general. I’m sure we’ll have a lot of stories to share.