Where Carpets Fly – Giveaway!

All this week you can enter my giveaway to win a paperback copy of Where Carpets Fly! Elina Faramar finally leaves her family’s flying carpet shop when her father reluctantly agrees she can take magic lessons in nearby Kamikan. Urban life promises adventure, and new friend Kara shows her the sights. However, Elina soon sees […]

Where Carpets Fly Blog Tour – Kate Coleman

Today, you can check out Kate Coleman’s review of Where Carpets Fly on her tumblr page. Click here to find out what she thought of it! Kate Coleman has really taken Steven Kings advice that ‘The first million words are practice,’ to heart, and feels confident that her current obsession with writing Doctor Who and Star Trek […]

Top Arabian Fantasy Books! 

My young adult fantasy book, Where Carpets Fly, is influenced by some Arabian and Middle-Eastern elements: flying carpets, Persian architecture, and Mediterranean food and climate. I’ve been looking for other fantasy books that use similar themes and created a Goodreads list and bookshelf for Arabian-style fantasy, and also a Facebook group on the same theme. Please […]

Reading Challenge Book Four: Wool

Book Four was an engrossing modern dystopian read: Blurb In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for […]

Where Carpets Fly – Interview with Allie May

Today, I’m being interviewed by Allie May at Hypergraphia. Allie fell in love with fantasy and the impossible at a young age thanks to Disney, superheroes, and fairies. She began reading at the age of four, and started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. In high school, she won two Creative Communication contests […]

Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Books

Discussing gender and its attributes always seems to be a touchy subject. And yet, I still think it’s something we need to talk about. I’ve read a lot of books, and it’s clear that certain genders both write and are portrayed in particular ways in particular genres. A lot of fantasy books, particularly the older […]