Category Archives: Writing

Today Is My Book’s Birthday

Today is the official birthday of my second novel, Murder Under the Fig Tree. I hope those of you who enjoyed Murder Under the Bridge will read it and share your thoughts with me. It picks up a few months … Continue reading

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Murder Under the Fig Tree – Chapter 1

March, 2006 “Rania in prison.” Tina’s text caught Chloe in mid-glide. She looked around at the skaters, volleyball players, jamming musicians, couples walking with kids licking ice cream cones in their strollers. It was the first clear Sunday in weeks. … Continue reading

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So you won a prize. What do you want, a medal?

One Monday in March, in a break from work, I glanced at Facebook and got some lovely news. Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery had been named a finalist for the IndieFAB awards.  I am a finalist in both … Continue reading

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Who Killed Fiction (and Why)?

If you want to feel really good about your community, publish a book. That’s what I learned last year. I thought releasing my first novel, after such a long process, would make me feel good about myself. But instead, it … Continue reading

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