Mara Patraiko


I wonder if it’s the same for everybody: having a moment of realisation that there are worlds upon worlds out there that you have no idea about. Mine came when I was thirteen and I read Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. Writing was the facilitator then and it absolutely still is – only this time the pen is in my hand. I couldn’t ask for a better platform than The Lighter Journal to tie together my passions for reading, writing and travel, and it excites me above anything to be sharing this adventure with the most talented people I know.