Jasmine Falling book sale marks a new chapter

To celebrate Eid 2016 and a new chapter for me, Jasmine Falling is now on sale. After a time of celebration, recuperation and feeling re-inspired, I am now writing the sequel. Embarking on the second book in some ways is harder than the first. With the first novel, there are no expectations. You begin alone with an idea,Continue reading “Jasmine Falling book sale marks a new chapter”

Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine

This summer, a stack of my books are being distributed back to the country and people who inspired me to write it. This novel was written with the sole purpose of sharing an alternative narrative and capturing Palestine as I experienced it. Roaming around the old City of Jerusalem, my husband and I found maps beingContinue reading “Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine”

Book Review: Nevien Shaabneh’s ‘Secrets Under the Olive Tree’

‘This week, I am excited to write about Secrets Under the Olive Tree, a book about a Palestinian-American girl written by a female Palestinian-American author. As a passionate champion of diverse narratives, I think it is incredibly important to have narratives by writers who belong to the communities they are depicting. I believe this addsContinue reading “Book Review: Nevien Shaabneh’s ‘Secrets Under the Olive Tree’”