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Goodreads Giveaway!

Goodreads and my publishers at Kensington Books have teamed up offer 100 readers a chance to win a copy of my upcoming novel, When the Apricots Bloom. 

Discover Where Fact Meets Fiction

There's a saying that Cairo writes, Beirut publishes, Baghdad reads. I snapped this shot at Mutanabbi market in 2003. It's also the setting for a key scene in my latest book.

Buzz Books: Apricots in the News

When the Apricots Bloom has been named one of the '30  Great Reads' to be released in Fall/Winter 2020. The AP, NYT, Washington Post, and others covered the news.

French Flaps?

Ooh la la!

When my editor told me  When the Apricots Bloom was getting French flaps, I admit, I was relieved to discover it's not some new, painful trend in European plastic surgery.