Here Comes the Flood

Yesterday I had this strange dream. The pope was dressed in his full ceremonial regalia. Seated in a lavish office at beautiful desk, he was reading the novel I am writing right now. When he was finished, he stood up, walked outside of this office, down a hallway and into […]


Walking In Traffic Coloring Page

As I am in the midst of writing a novel about traffic, I find myself dreaming about all sorts of scenarios that happen during rush hour. Sometimes sketching what is happening in the novel helps me with the writing process. Here is a woman taking a walk in the city […]


Car Coloring Page

Where I day dream about cars and create a car coloring page. Download it. Print it. Color it in. Would love to see what you come up with.

Car Coloring Sheet

Super Cute Bejeweled Ice Cream Cone Necklace Giveaway (closed) 5

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? …Mine is pistachio. Leave a comment here or anywhere else to let me know. I am giving away this super cute bejeweled ice cream cone necklace. I hope it will spark something sweet in the life of whomever wins them. This giveaway is […]


Inspirational Books For Women 4

Where I dive into reading books by women for women and emerge with a handful of favorites. A list of inspirational books for women.


Bejeweled Cupcake Necklace Giveaway (closed) 6

Who doesn’t like cupcakes?! These morsels of deliciousness can always bring a smile to my face. I am giving away this super cute bejeweled cupcake necklace. I hope these will spark something sweet in the life of whomever wins them. This giveaway is international. To enter the giveaway, click on […]


Humor in Writing

In an act of total tenacity, I nominated Spoonful Chronicles for Stephen Leacock Literary Prize for Humor. You can view all other nominees here: http://www.leacock.ca/pdfs/SUBMISSIONS_2018_as_at_Dec_5_2017.pdf. Seeing my name listed along side a Giller Prize winner and somebody else who participated in writing the Simpson’s show fills me with excited giddy […]


Giveaway: Donut Earrings (closed)

Life is like a box of donuts. Others will tell you that they already know what you are going to get. But until you dive it and try for yourself, you will never discover which one is your favorite. Hoping your box is filled with sweet and delectable moments. I […]


2017’s List of Favorites 1

The year is drawing to an end. It’s time to look back and review a few favorites. Favorite Read My favorite book I read this year is I, Who Did Not Die by Zahed Haftlang,‎ Najah Aboud and Meredith May. Two soldiers: One Iraqi, the other Iranian. They meet on […]


Popcorn Necklace Giveaway (closed)

Tea used to be my favorite thing to accompany reading until I had to wear reading glasses. The hot steam would fog up my glasses and impede the reading experience. So I had to give it up, but I always felt that something was missing. Until I tried popcorn. Wow! […]


A Million Little Heartbreaks

To be a parent is to suffer an endless loop of little heartbreaks. The loop is punctuated with the occasional large heartbreak. They leave the womb. Heartbreak. Then they leave the crib. Heartbreak. After that they go to school. Heartbreak. They get sick. Heartbreak. Then if you did well and […]


Giveaway: Pizza Earrings (closed)

To celebrate how well my novel;Spoonful Chronicles; is doing since launch date, I am giving away these pizza earrings. Spoonful Chronicles is a novel that tells the story of a woman a quest to unlock the secret to her destiny by remembering everything she has ever eaten. The pizza chapter […]


Top 10 Car Songs 3

After days of listening to car songs I come up with a top 10 list of favorites.


Giveaway: Donut Earrings (closed)

Life is like a box of donuts. Others will tell you that they already know what you are going to get. But until you dive it and try for yourself, you will never discover which one is your favorite. Hoping your box is filled with sweet and delectable moments. I […]


What’s Next? 1

“What are you working on now?” I keep getting asked everywhere I go. Yes! There is a new novel in the works. The new one is about traffic. Yes! Traffic. The way Spoonful Chronicles is about food. The new novel is about traffic. I am interested in how we interact […]


Giveaway: Burger, taco and ketchup necklace (closed)

In the spirit of my new found “Life Changing Magic of giving stuff away for free” I wanted to organize a food related giveaway. After some research, I discovered that shipping food internationally is complicated. Each country has restrictions on what is allowed and not allowed, plus there are worries […]


Book Club Questions For Spoonful Chronicles

A dear reader has asked me to provide a list of questions for her book club which is reading Spoonful Chronicles. The questions below contain mild spoilers and are intended for those who have read the novel already. If you haven’t read Spoonful Chronicles yet, please click away and return […]


All About You (survey)

Gather around. We are sitting next to a campfire. S’mores are being roasted in the fire. The hot chocolate just arrived. It’s time for you to tell me about yourself. The evening is just about to get magical. I created this survey. I would like to learn a little about […]


Spoonful Chronicles is shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards

I am in complete shock! A happy shock. Spoonful chronicles has been shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards. Here is the list of nominees. Annie Daylon for Of Sea and Sand: The Kerrigan Chronicles, Book 1 Elen Ghulam for Spoonful Chronicles Emma L.R. Hogg for The Fourth Wall R.L. […]


The Life Changing Magic of Giving Stuff Away for Free 3

It all started last November. I decided to take my first book, turn it to an ebook and give it away for free to encourage people to sign up to my mailing list. Immediately, I felt this jolt of happiness running through my body. Yes! I was happy that my […]


Losing My Father In Law 8

I have been walking around with a lump in my stomach. My father-in-law, my husband’s father, Ali Radwan Hassan has passed away two weeks ago. At age 82, in the town of Mash-had located outside of Nazareth in Israel. There were health problems, so I can’t say that this event […]


Cauliflower :: Storytelling 2

Me at the Vancouver Story Slam, an event that takes place once a month at the cottage bistro. Here is an experiment is combining dance with storytelling. Don’t know if I found the winning combination, but I will keep searching. The story is inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kafka’s story […]