Lara calls herself a self-proclaimed literary enthusiast, because she found her interests lies in different sectors of the publishing world. Asides from being an author, professional reader, editor, blogger, bookstagrammer & booktuber, she is the founder of Basenji Books, a small indie publishing firm.
Lara T. Kareem, also known as Naija Book Bae, is a Nigerian writer of sweet love stories. Her first novel, Not Just Another Interlude is published by Love Africa Press.
She is a digital marketer, editor and blogger. She is always lost in a story and indulges her love for stories by talking about and sharing beautiful pictures, videos and write-ups of the books she reads and films she watches online.
She lives with her dog, Benz, in the ever-bustling city of Lagos.
Ever since her adolescent years, Lara always dreamt about become a published author. Many drafts, both complete and incomplete later, her dream came to fruition in 2019, when she published her first work A Guide to Self-Publishing. Ever since then she has gone on to publish and take on different writing projects.
Love is Beautiful When in Bloom is a buoyant and soft collection of seven short stories that explore what it means when people meet and form a connection that ultimately blossoms into love.
Written with compassion, care and love, these light and sweet stories will keep you captivated as you encounter different facets of intimacy, self-discovery, pain, friendship and joy.
"A great selection of love stories. From short ones to long ones there is a story here for everyone. A nice evening read with a nice chilled glass of wine and nibbles."
"I love this book so much that words cannot be enough to review it. But with just three words: it's beautiful, heartwarming and amazing."
"A collection of love stories that feel like relaxation on a Monday morning."