Ealing Hospital Worker Becomes Children's Author

Adebimpe Aderemi has written 14 books about the adventures of Tam and Tim

Adebimbe Aderemi
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January 24, 2023

A staff member at Ealing Hospital has become a published author of children’s books

Adebimpe Aderemi’s children encouraged her to put pen to paper and recreate the magical bedtime stories she used to entertain them with when they were younger.

“I’ve always loved reading and telling stories” said Adebimpe who recently saw her first book Tam and Tim Love to Sing published on Amazon.

The mother of two is certainly not short of ideas and, in the space of a year, has written another 14 books following the twins’ adventures.

She added, “I keep a notebook to jot ideas down as and when they come to me. Sometimes it is on the bus, walking or when I’m watching TV. Ideas leave my head as quickly as they come into it so you have to be ready.”

She hopes the book’s black characters will inspire other black authors to start writing filling a cultural gap in children’s literature.

“People do have a stereotype of African culture. I remember one publisher asking that I made changes including putting in mud huts and magic.”

The cover of the first Tam and Tim book
The cover of the first Tam and Tim book

Adebimpe worked with a children’s illustrator in Nigeria to bring the book to life.

“The most important thing is that children have positive role models and learn to enjoy reading. There are books all over my house. They have given me so much pleasure over the years.”

Has she ever thought about Tim and Tam having one of their adventures in hospital given her role in Ealing’s Acute Medical Unit?

“Now, there is an idea.”

You can order a copy of Tam and Tim here.

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