About the Author

Mariam Shapera author

Mariam Shapera

Hi! I’m Mariam Shapera! I am a graduate of the University College of London Medical School and currently work as a Family doctor.

I currently live in San Diego, CA with my husband and three young musical and outer-space-loving kids. I have always had a passion for writing children’s books and poems but there never seems to be enough time in the day!

After having my 3 curious babies, I sadly suffered a stillbirth last year. This was at the same time as the COVID pandemic. I felt closer to my children than ever before and I finally fulfilled my dream.

My middle child has a big love and talent for music and space! The book, Up, Up, You Go Jo! was inspired by him and dedicated to all children whose love for music and space is out of this world.

I believe a child’s determination and curiosity needs to be constantly met and more with self questioning beyond just reading and understanding the words.