Nedda Lewers grew up in Queens, NY where she spent many Sundays at the local library deciding how many books she could possibly carry on the fifteen-minute walk home. Every summer, she visited Cairo, where her parents are from, getting to know her big extended family. Even though it wasn’t always easy having one foot in America and the other in Egypt, she cherishes how that experience has made her perspective richer and more expansive. She strives to create books that take children on fun adventures with characters who are also trying to make sense of the big, complicated world and their place in it.
Nedda has an MSEd from Bank Street and enjoyed a career of learning from her early childhood students. In 2017 she moved with her daughters and husband to the West Coast and decided to focus on her writing. Her favorite place to write is an old but loved striped chair in her living room with her dog nestled at her side. Nedda is repped by Kelly Dyksterhouse.
Fun Quote: The Skin Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit: “Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”- Margery Williams