Hi, my name is A. Lawati and I’m the author of the upcoming books, “The Greatest Race” and “Mr. Bus,” to be published by Crimson Cloak Publishing in 2017. I have been a published author for seven years and a storyteller since I was ten years old, in Karachi – Pakistan where I grew up with an annoying sibling and more cousins than I wanted at the time. But now I’m glad they are all there, so they can buy my books!
I moved to Mississauga, Canada in 2001 with my wife and son and became a train operator with the Toronto Transit Commission. I am presently writing a fantasy middle grade novel for ages 8 to 12 and revising an adventure novel, which is part of a two book series.
About my upcoming children’s novel “The Greatest Race” Gul is a young Afghan Tortoise in Yosemite Park, who impulsively accepts a challenge to race from the Cottontail Clan of rabbits. The rabbits, who are distant cousins of the hares, have been twitching for a rematch ever since the legendary race where the tortoise outsmarted the hare. Set in the harsh yet rich landscape of Yosemite, this fun to read adventure story teaches children about collaboration and fostering relationships while raising awareness about illegal poaching.