Aya Khalil, M.Ed, is an author and freelance journalist. She holds a master’s degree in Education with a focus in teaching English as a second Language. She’s been featured in Teen Vogue, Yahoo! Book Riot and USA Today. Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Toledo Area Parent and many others. She’s done sensitivity readings for DK Publishing/Penguin.
Aya is represented by Brent Taylor of Triada US Agency. Her debut picture book THE ARABIC QUILT was published in February 2020 by Tilbury House & illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan and has won numerous awards.
She has an upcoming picture book titled, THE NIGHT BEFORE EID, which will be published in 2023 by Little, Brown/ Christy Ottaviano, about three generations of Egyptian Americans bonding over a special Eid treat. It will be illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh.
Besides writing and teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cycling (indoors and outdoors).
She also does author visits at libraries and schools and sensitivity readings. Contact her for details.