What's going on right now..
1. First Novel in progress!
The novel takes place in Nablus (Palestine). I writing it in magical realism style (you know, the Latin American way of weaving reality with wonder).
The story is about a young girl who befriends an older woman whose mother left her the legacy of twenty tears hidden in the old city, and how the young girl wants to save the world but ends up saving the worlds of those around her as she searches for the tears in a place where occupation looms thick in the air. I'm planning on touching on many topics - religion, traitorship, fear, growing old.
I'll probably end up doing it in English first, then Arabic .. I'm way too ambitious for my own good.
2. First Children's Story in Arabic!
Text is ready! Working on getting illustrations done and a finding publisher.