Faridah Abike-Iyimide is a writer from South London who has dreamt of writing books about black kids saving (or destroying) the world all her life. She is an avid tea drinker, and a lover of thrillers and mystery's. She currently studies English, Chinese and Anthropology in the Scottish Highlands. 

Her debut novel ACE OF SPADES will be published by Usborne in the UK (2021) with a second untitled novel - also published by Usborne - to follow.

20 Facts About Me

1 I drink around 10 cups of tea on an average day

2 Romantic-Comedies are my favourite genre of movie, after them it’s definitely psychological thrillers

3 My first ever concert was BTS in London (they’re a super cool korean boy band - if you’re interested, I recommend listening to their songs ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Dope’)

4 My favourite writers are James Baldwin and Oscar Wilde

5 I’m probably the biggest High School Musical fan out there - bold claim, I know

6 I listen to ASMR every night before bed - it is so relaxing, highly recommend

7 I love Britney Spears, I have like three pictures of her hanging in my living room

8 I have 7 piercings and 1 tattoo - a very badly done tattoo that I need to get covered up yikes

9 My favourite movies are The Devil Wears Prada, Crazy Rich Asians, Black Panther, Moonlight, Bride Wars, When Harry Met Sally and Hello, My Name is Doris

10 My favourite TV Shows are Orphan Black, Jane The Virgin, Brooklyn 99, My Mad Fat Diary and Gossip Girl

11 I went to an all-girls Catholic school from when I was 11-18 and the experience was…eventful

12 Despite this, I am a muslim - yes I was born one and yes my family are all muslims too. So many people seem baffled by this

13 I write Young Adult Contemporaries, Mysteries and Thrillers and my debut is a YA Social Thriller called Ace of Spades

14 I am Nigerian and love my culture - especially the food and the music

15 One of my favourite quotes is “Failure isn’t the opposite of success, it’s part of it” not quite sure who it’s from but it is so true and a great thing to remind yourself

16 I’m an INFJ according to the MBTI quiz - which I’ve taken a few times just to make sure

17 I’m a Ravenpuff - part Ravenclaw part Hufflepuff

18 If I could have tea with any person living or dead…it would be Malcolm X or Oscar Wilde

19 Most of my injuries come from me attempting to dance…it get’s super embarrassing when I have to explain that I sprained my foot while dancing to Girls Generation

20 And at last! 20, my favourite city right now is Amsterdam, I felt so at home and at peace there

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Art drawn by artist Caitlin