Sonia Saikaley

Author and Poet

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Books, chocolates and gratitude

Posted on 27 October, 2019 at 10:35 Comments comments (0)

So grateful to the wonderful people who took the time to stop and chat with me at Chapters Rideau. It was lovely meeting new readers and handing out chocolates to the little ones. Special thanks to Alycia and her colleagues who made me feel very welcomed. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for sharing, liking and spreading the word about my novel “The Allspice Bath”. Your support means the world to me. And huge thanks to my publisher Inanna Publications for making this all happen! With gratitude and love. 


Reading from "The Allspice Bath" as part of the 2019 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign

Posted on 18 October, 2019 at 11:10 Comments comments (0)

On October 16, 2019, I had the great opportunity of reading from my novel “The Allspice Bath” as part of the 2019 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. With gratitude to the wonderful people who came out to my book reading. Your support meant a great deal to me. Special thanks to Allison for inviting me and for all her hard work in organizing the event. It was great meeting new readers and raising some money for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO). There was belly dancing, drum-playing, Lebanese cookies (from Le Roi Pasteries & Bakery at 1729 Bank St., Ottawa) and cheese bread and spinach pies (from Prince Ali Bakery at 1600 Walkley Rd., Ottawa). Shukran, merci, thank you everyone!


A beautiful autumn afternoon with a beautiful book club!

Posted on 18 October, 2019 at 10:55 Comments comments (0)

It was so wonderful to spend a beautiful autumn afternoon with avid readers discussing my novel "The Allspice Bath". Many thanks to the lovely host Pat for inviting me to her book club of generous and thoughtful women. I enjoyed the engaging conversation. Here’s to book clubs! With gratitude for the support and interest in my work.


The Miramichi Reader reviews "The Allspice Bath"

Posted on 18 October, 2019 at 10:25 Comments comments (0)

So grateful to the wonderful James Fisher and The Miramichi Reader for this brilliant review of “The Allspice Bath”. Check it out:

http://miramichireader.ca/2019/10/allspice-bath-review/

A wonderful book signing at Perfect Books

Posted on 22 September, 2019 at 15:45 Comments comments (0)

Huge thanks to everyone who made it out to Perfect Books on Elgin Street! It was lovely catching up with friends and meeting new fans :) Special thanks to Perfect Books for making me feel very welcomed. It was a beautiful afternoon spent with beautiful people.



Never Give Up

Posted on 15 September, 2019 at 10:15 Comments comments (0)

I am so honoured and thrilled to be featured in the South Branch Scribbler. Many thanks to the wonderful Allan Hudson for this great opportunity! Check it out:

https://allanhudson.blogspot.com/2019/09/award-winning-author-sonia-saikaley-of.html?fbclid=IwAR08cW2lYUgWhRLo2rKoddpKSyM59WDEtiPI5KLcy5dz_SketEryLFEFc_Y

What a lovely evening!

Posted on 15 September, 2019 at 10:10 Comments comments (0)

I had the wonderful opportunity of recently joining this remarkable book club. Many thanks to the lovely members for having me over to discuss my novel "The Allspice Bath". I enjoyed the lively and insightful discussion. The treats were delicious too! :) Here’s to book clubs and the support they give writers! 


Questions for Ancestors & notes to descendants

Posted on 2 September, 2019 at 7:45 Comments comments (0)

I am honoured to be the feature in Questions for Ancestors & notes to descendants. Many thanks to the wonderful Sheniz Janmohamed for this great opportunity! Check it out:

https://questionsforancestors.com/2019/08/14/where-did-you-find-it/?fbclid=IwAR1LkA_ia8S9FC5vd_sBHWLUbzjZgNQ0YoecTFouINKerDnt6rETuLmhv1E

Dream, young ones

Posted on 19 August, 2019 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Coles at the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre in Ottawa to support me! It was great chatting with people and meeting new readers. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Coles for having me. I am so grateful for the opportunity. It was especially lovely meeting young ones who said they want to publish their own books when they grow up. Here's to dreams!


Celebrating my heritage

Posted on 5 August, 2019 at 10:10 Comments comments (0)

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Ottawa Lebanese Festival to support me! It was wonderful meeting new readers and catching up with family. And, of course, enjoying the food and music of my Lebanese heritage. Special thanks to the Ottawa Lebanese Festival for having me. Shukran!




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