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Yewande Daniel-Ayoade (Yay-wan-day) is a management consultant and children’s book author. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Ibadan and a master's in business administration from Emory University. After two decades in various consulting roles, including writing communications for technology projects, she decided to pursue writing professionally and released her first book in 2019.

Yewande immigrated to the United States in 2003 and then to Canada in 2010. Her writing focuses on introducing all children (including her own) to West African history and culture and draws heavily on her immigrant experience.

She currently lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and five children. When she is not working or writing, Yewande spends her spare time baking, cooking, singing, teaching Sunday School, and preparing her kids for Spelling Bee, Debate and Science Fair competitions.

Fun Facts

Favorite author growing up:

Enid Blyton

Favorite author as an adult:

Lawana Blackwell

Book that made me cry:

Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt

Book that made me laugh out loud:

It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on it by Robert Fulghum

Book I recommend to everybody:

Influencer; The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny et al

Favorite food:

Jollof Rice

Favorite vacation spot:

Anywhere with a beach

​Weird things about me:

I frequently experience deja vu (I think it's a gift but i'll let you draw your own conclusions)

I talk to myself all. the. time (I've been told it's a sign of intelligence - that's my story and I'm sticking with it)

I have mirror-touch synesthesia (it means basically if you touch your nose, I'll feel it too. If you talk about touching your nose, I'll feel it too. If I even think about my nose being touched, i'll feel it. It's weird, I know)

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