How it all began

Our Story Time, my blog, is inspired by my favourite moment of the day, when I read to and with my children just before bedtime. A quiet hush falls over them and they nestle in close, smelling of lavender and sweet orange and warm skin, and together we read, escaping into an imaginary world of fantastical lands, full of wild and spirited characters, where anything is possible. It's the simplest thing we do together and yet it means so much.

Our Story Time captures these moments of simplicity.

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work with ME

I am an award-winning published author of short stories represented by the literary agency Bell, Lomax Moreton, and also an award-winning former national newspaper journalist for the Guardian and Observer.

My freelance journalism work appeared under my byline, Huma Qureshi, regularly in numerous national publications, including The Times, The Independent, New Statesman and Psychologies magazine. You can find more of my personal writing in my weekly long reads over on my blog.

I also have broadcasting experience, with a regular weekly live radio slot on the BBC Asian Network’s Drivetime show. I’ve also appeared on BBC Women’s Hour and the Grow With Soul podcast, where you can hear me talking all about Our Story Time.

If you’re looking for a voice to write or speak on simple family living, writing, creativity or motherhood then contact me and let’s talk. I’d love to hear from you.