Sunday, 27 March 2011

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Bromance and Frenemies, hearting the 10 new words in the Oxford English Dictionary

•Catastrophizing: view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is.
•Overthink: think about (something) too much or for too long.
•Matchy-matchy: excessively color coordinated.
•LBD: little black dress
•Frenemy: a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry.
•Cool hunter: a person whose job it is to make observations or predictions about new styles and trends.
•Bromance: a close but nonsexual relationship between two men.
•Exit strategy: a preplanned means of extricating oneself from a situation.
•Defriend: another term for unfriend (remove someone from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site).
•Soft skills: personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.

Friday, 25 March 2011

I had the wonderful opportunity to discuss my novel, Summer Blast, with MTV Lebanon's Karen Boustany yesterday. Check it out here:

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

From the launch in Abu Dhabi

We had a great time and a wonderful launch at the Abu Dhabi book fair (#ADIBF). I got to meet amazing readers, including some who had been stranded in the 2006 war in Lebanon and identified immediately with the story.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Book launch at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair #ADIBF

It's almost time :)! I'm planning to fly on Tuesday for the launch of my novel at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and I’m getting all kinds of jittery.

We're also planning a signing event in Dubai. Details below for both events. Please do join us!

Abu Dhabi: Thursday, March 17th, 2011 from 5-8pm at Ciel Stand (Hall 12, L18), Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)

Dubai: Friday, March 18th, 2011 from 3pm-6pm at Kitsch Cupcakes, Gate Building, Marble Walk, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Authonomy kindly host me as a "publishing success" on their blog

As an aspiring writer, I took to the web 2 years ago to help me polish my work and understand the publishing industry a bit better. Authonomy, Harper Collins' hugely successful (and very competitive) social networking site for writers was crucial in this journey.

Since my book is coming out next week, Authonomy kindly asked me to contribute a blog to their community. You can check it out here

Sunday, 6 March 2011

If you like theater (and you're in the UK), try to catch "Jekyll and Hyde"

My favorite part of living in London is the theater. From commercial musicals, to dramas and the odd comedy night, I love all things thespian in this town.

We were lucky to get last minute tickets to “Jekyll and Hyde”’s last London performance at the New Wimbledon Theater last night. Wet Wet Wet’s front man Marti Pellow is brilliant in the lead role and the play was engaging from start to finish.

"Jekyll and Hyde" is currently touring the UK and a visit to Abu Dhabi is planned.
Click here for a full review
... and here for the tour dates.