Random Chitchats


Congratulations to Joni Sensel for today’s release of REALITY LEAK! (See my blog entry from yesterday for the full scoop.)

Congratulations also to Paula Jolin, another fellow Class of 2k7 member, for today’s release of her novel, IN THE NAME OF GOD.


Seventeen year-old Nadia is an excellent student, daughter and sister, and above all wants to be the best Muslim she can be. But she’s conflicted about her Westernized peers, the economic, social and political struggles of her country, and the war raging in Iraq. When her cousin is arrested by the authorities for speaking out, Nadia finds herself drawn into the world of Islamic fundamentalism, contemplating making the ultimate sacrifice to take a stand for her people and her religion. A striking debut, IN THE NAME OF GOD is an enlightening and nuanced story about life in the Middle East.

Check out Paula’s first interview with The Sun Chronicle Online for the scoop on her travels in the Middle East!

Congratulations, Paula! I wish you the very best with your book.

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