From the brilliant author of Bitter Almonds comes another beautifully told story of a Palestinian family still trying to gather the pieces of itself, generations after we were all thrown to the wind. Lost in Thyme is a page turner, and I was hooked from the first chapter.
– Susan Abulhawa
Author of Mornings in Jenin
What a gorgeous book this is – transporting in content and presentation both. I felt lost in the joys of shared legacies, adrift in savory fragrances, all sorrows of politics and injustices washed away.
– Naomi Shihab Nye
An informative virtual discussion about Bitter Almonds at the Qatar National Library as part of their Community Read Program. I love hearing from readers and working through their analysis of my books. Thank you to all who participated.
Click on the link Gulf Times to read a press release about the event
Had a fantastic discussion of my book LOST IN THYME with the wonderful bookclub ladies of Houston.
Having an amazing creative time during my residency at Art Omi:Writers this fall. International authors coming together, stimulating discussions, shared information and insights from agents and editors, fantastic guidance from staff, and above all an enchanting upper state New York setting in Ghent. Ideas flow, imagination soars and words find new meanings.
Honored to have discussed my novel BITTER ALMONDS with the Arab American National Museum Book Club. Full video at this link AANM Virtual Book Club
Excited to announce the re-release of Shadows of Damascus with new cover and a new publisher.
Now available as an E-book and Paperback
“In her Own Words: My stories are like children that leave the nest to become books”
Feature Article in QF Publication
Honored to be the HBKU Press-sponsored resident for the 2020 Art Omi Writers’ Residency Program in New York.
Excited to announce that LOST IN THYME novel is chosen the winner of 2019 Best Book Awards in the Category Fiction: Inspirational. The contest is sponsored by American Book Fest
“Immigrant Lilas .. Using English” Conveys Arab Woes of Displacement
Full article in Arabic by Journalist Hanan Mutair at SABAQ24.PS News
Touching Hearts: An Engineer who writes from the heart, touching others.
Full Interview in Qatar Tribune
رؤية عميقة للرواية في جريدة الحياة
Join me for a conversation with Georgetwon University in Qatar on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. For more information click here
Let’s help out Houston residents affected by hurricane Harvey. All proceeds will be donated to the Harvey Relief Fund. Starting date pushed to September 16. Let’s work together on Novel Writing at the Fig Writer’s Studio in Houston. For registration and more details click here