Skip to main content


Showing posts from February, 2015

Author Interview: Hend Hegazi

Today's interview is with debut author Hend Hegazi, author of Normal Calm.  Hend is a freelance writer, whose work has appeared in notable Muslim magazines such as Azizah and SISTERS.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, USA. I graduated from Smith College with a degree in biology and shortly after, moved to Egypt where I have been for the past 13 years. I’m married and have 4 children. I’m a freelance writer for SISTERS magazine as well as a couple of online magazines. Recently, I’ve delved into the role of freelance editor, which is an endeavor I’m really excited about. Can you share with us a little about your publishing journey?
I have always loved to write, but I didn’t become disciplined about it until I realized that those millions of published authors out there are no better than me! Some are exceedingly more talented and their stories are far better than mine, of course, but the opposite is also true. Authors are just regular pe…

Book Giveaway: Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed

Book Giveaway!!

Enter to win a copy of Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed. Read my review of her book here.

Rules to enter are
1. Must be 18 year or older 2. Must reside in the US 3. Must fill in the Rafflecopter below

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Author Interview: Zara J

Today's interview is with author Zara J. She is the author of many Muslim fiction novels as well as the owner of University Publications.  Welcome Zara J.

Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books?
I am the owner and an author of University Publications, a Muslim fiction publishing company specializing in American Muslim Fiction. I've authored Dowry Divas and American Boy. Soon, In shaa Allah I'll be releasing The Submissive Wife, which I'm really looking forward to completing.
How long have you been writing?
I published my first African American novel in 2012. Since then I've published six titles. I've been writing Muslim Fiction for almost a year.
What are some challenges you've had to overcome writing and publishing your work?
Learning how to write for your audience was something that had to be developed. You have to have a desire to increase your skill and consistently study new trends and ways to publish. It's an ongoing process…

What's the Tweet?

Check out these tweets from the twitterverse! #Philadelphia#Writers#Entrepreneurs Learn how writing a book can bring in additional income! Only 20 seats left!
— (@UniversityPub) February 2, 2015
We can talk through your ideas, and I can help pinpoint areas of weakness. Sessions are live, so we work on your writing in real-time.
— LY's Writing Service (@LYsWriting) December 27, 2014
Celebrate Black History Month with Mindworks Publishing! Inspire with books!
— Mindworks Publishing (@MindworksPublis) February 1, 2015