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The Allspice Bath has entered the world!

Posted on 2 June, 2019 at 11:05 Comments comments (0)

On May 16, 2019 my sisters and I boarded a train to Toronto. It was a lovely ride with fascinating and friendly passengers, including the Governor General of Canada. I love the train and the beautiful scenery of lakes, picturesque towns and glorious trees. We arrived in Toronto in the afternoon and wandered the downtown core before heading to the Columbus Centre where the launch was taking place. What a gorgeous venue with replicas of famous Italian statues and art work. My publisher Inanna Publications and Guernica Editions organized a lovely festivity celebrating six Canadian women writers. Bravo to my fellow writers Harriet Bernstein, Arianna Dagnino, Valentina Gal, Vivian Meyer and Giovanna Riccio. I was so honoured to share the stage with these amazing women. And now my first full-length novel “The Allspice Bath” is out in the world and I am so grateful to Inanna Publications, my family, friends and readers for supporting me on this incredible journey. With love and gratitude. 

A lovely shout-out for "The Allspice Bath"

Posted on 14 May, 2019 at 14:05 Comments comments (1)

I am so honoured to have my novel "The Allspice Bath" in such great company! Gratitude to 49th Shelf and Inanna Publications. Check out the list of 11 books that write the world:

Blue Leather Shoes and other poems

Posted on 11 February, 2019 at 5:45 Comments comments (0)

Grateful to have my poems included in the latest issue of ottawater. Bravo to everyone included in the issue and bravo and many thanks to the wonderful Rob McLennan.

Growing up

Posted on 25 December, 2018 at 9:30 Comments comments (2)

Many thanks to Bywords for including my poem "Growing Up" in the latest issue. If you are an Ottawa writer, check out their submission guidelines. Very grateful for this wonderful opportunity and honoured to be in such great company.

Anita Kushwaha's Book Launch for "Side by Side"

Posted on 15 December, 2018 at 0:35 Comments comments (0)

Thanks so much to all those who made it out to the launch of Anita Kushwaha’s new novel "Side by Side". I had an amazing time. Many thanks to the wonderful Anita Kushwaha, Pressed, Inanna Publications and Octopus Books! So grateful for this opportunity. Here are some pics from the event. Enjoy! 

Soldier joins Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology

Posted on 10 November, 2018 at 6:50 Comments comments (1)

I am so grateful that my poem “Soldier” from my poetry collection “Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter” ( is reprinted in the powerful “Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology” ( My appreciation to the wonderful editors the late Priscila Uppal and Meaghan Strimas.

Poetry on a rainy night

Posted on 2 October, 2018 at 0:40 Comments comments (0)

Thanks so much to all those who made it out in the rain to the Tree Reading Series! I am so grateful for your support. Thank you to Tree for inviting me. It was a real honour reading with the wonderful Brecken Hancock and the amazing open mic readers. Thank you!

Photo Courtesy: Tree Reading Series

The Lebanese Dishwasher

Posted on 2 September, 2018 at 14:40 Comments comments (1)

Wonderful to see "The Lebanese Dishwasher" on this list! Thanks so much to Invisible Publishing.

The Arabian Jasmine

Posted on 27 July, 2018 at 5:40 Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to the wonderful people at Rigorous for publishing my story "The Arabian Jasmine". Thank you for stopping by and for supporting my work!

Basil, Not the Spice

Posted on 6 May, 2018 at 10:40 Comments comments (0)

So honoured to have my story "Basil, Not the Spice" published in the latest issue of the Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Many thanks to the wonderful Amatoritsero Ede and thank you all for entering this story!