About Me

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.” ~ Montesquieu

Growing up in Kuwait, I often – some might say too often – found solace in the pages of a book; and if it was a really good book, it would soon become more of a best friend, lovingly read over and over again.

I also began writing at a very early age, from poems to articles to bits and pieces of stories. I am always writing something; and I always had this vague, ethereal idea of being published one day.

Over the last few years I’ve started taking my writing much more seriously. I completed an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and have finished my first full-length novel.

I’ve had two short stories published (Quail Bell Magazine-US and Aesthetica Magazine-UK), one of which was also shortlisted for an award (Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Award 2014). You can find links to these, here and here.

This blog is where I intend to document my long and arduous journey towards getting a novel published.

P.S. I’m also kind of obsessed with owls… not sure why….