For over two decades, Myrna Ayad has authored, edited, and contributed to several books, magazines, and dailies on visual art and culture from the Arab world and Iran. A frequent panellist, jurist, and moderator, her role as an independent cultural strategist allows her to work on projects within the luxury sector, government entities, private companies, and non-profit organisations. Based in the UAE for over four decades, Ayad is a graduate of the American University in Dubai and lives in Dubai with her husband and two children. Noor’s Heroes™, named after her firstborn, Noor, is her first venture into the world of children’s books.