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A man who not only built a life for his own family, but a life for the families of many other arab immigrants

Find great new and old book suggestions and share with other readers what you recommend this weekend. I also share how I have way too many books in my currently reading pile and how I manage it. Do you ever read more than one book at a time?

As I write my current book, I have researched the early immigration of Syrians. Between the years of 1890-1924, the largest wave of Syrians came into the United States. My great-grandmother and great-grandfather were a part of this first immigration. It isn't a migration that is often discussed in our US history. During my research,... Continue Reading →

The podcast I never miss an episode of is: What Should I Read Next? Anne Bogel loves books as much as I do (actually maybe more) She interviews guests each week and based on their favorite books and books they dislike (or hate) she makes recommendations. She interviews really interesting readers. All have a story that impact... Continue Reading →

It is a rainy Saturday here, and the perfect day for reading. Comment and share your favorite beverage you enjoy while reading and what book will keep you company this afternoon and evening?      

Ah, it's been a long weekend and I got very little writing done. I wave at my kids as they get on the bus. I walk the dogs. I open my computer to write the chapter due to my book coach tomorrow. But wait! I forgot to update my calendar. It will bother me all... Continue Reading →

As a reader, I had not truly understood how much happened off the page of the story. Most authors masterfully slip in backstory without disturbing the flow of the narrative. When I became I writer, I realized how much "pre writing" has to happen in order to understand the motives and decisions the POV character... Continue Reading →

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