A month since publication
Sunday, 11 August 2019
It has been a month since publication of my novel Razia, and what a busy month it has been with book events and interviews.
Crucially, Razia has been really well received by book bloggers and readers. It is at 4.5 stars on Amazon, and 4.4 on Goodreads. I have received so many personal messages from readers far and wide thanking me for writing such a gripping novel that tackles the difficult…
A heartfelt thank you x
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
The time has finally arrived; Razia will be published on 11 July.
I wanted to write and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the support you have shown for this project. Without you, this novel, which has an important message about modern slavery, would not have been possible.
I hope you have enjoyed reading it, or you will enjoy reading it when you get around to it! If…
Sunday, 14 April 2019
I haven’t done an update for a while, but I believe the special editions of Razia should on the way to you in the week beginning 22 April, so I thought I would get in touch to say, once again, thank you so much for pledging your support and backing the novel.
The road to publication of this book has not been an easy one, but we are almost there, and I am grateful to you for sharing…
I am editing!
Friday, 8 June 2018
It has been a while since my last update. The good news is the I am now working with an amazing editor, Liz, and after our recent meeting at the Unbound offices, I am currently going through and making the first round of edits to Razia. I hope to get these finished by the end of July, after which Liz and I will discuss round two! It is quite lovely to revisit the novel in this detailed…
Razia is going to be published!!
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
I am so thrilled that Razia has now hit its funding target.
And I would like to say thank you so much for pledging your support and helping to make this a reality. I look forward to enjoying this journey with you towards publication and beyond.
Thursday, 22 February 2018
I am so pleased to say funding for Razia has reached 96%! I am so grateful to you for your support.
If you know of anyone who may want to pledge, be it a friend, a colleague or someone in your family, please do share the link with them, to help get this project to the finish line. There is so little contempoary fiction that ever touches on the plight of modern day slaves, and I hope…
Free Beautiful Notebook
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
I’m giving away these gorgeous, bespoke ‘Razia’ notebooks with the next 50 pledges received!
To claim yours, simply place your pledge at www.unbound.com/books/razia, then email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to posting one out to you
Lots of 'Razia' Stuff Going On!
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
I have had so much going on recently that I feel I must share it with you.
Firstly, the crowdfunding campaign for Razia is beginning to gain quite a lot of attention. I was on BBC Radio West MIdlands recently talking about it, and I will be on the Breakfast show on BBC Radio Leeds on Monday 17 July so listen in if you can. I have also filmed an interview with British Muslim TV (sky…
An excerpt from Razia
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Today, it was scorching hot; the mid-afternoon sun was relentless in its pursuit to spread its iridescent light across the land as far as the eye could see.
Razia’s face shone as red as a bride’s freshly painted henna by the time she reached the stream. Once she was at the edge, she took off her sandals and carried them in one hand, and with the other she gently lifted her shalwar well above her…
Highly Commended in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Friday, 12 May 2017
I am really delighted to have received a 'Highly Commended' in the Arts & Culture category of the Nat West Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017. Just to be shortlisted from amongst hundreds of candidates was amazing in itself, but this recognition is wonderful, and gives me even more confidence and energy in my quest for Razia to be published.
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