Since we left Saudi Arabia in 2017, I see my friends post pictures of parties, cinema openings, live concerts…something unimaginable a few years ago. Women have now the right to drive in the kingdom and the abaya is no longer compulsory. The story below, from my first novel The Polar Bear and The Palm Tree … More The Religious Police
Recently, a reader wrote that my first novel, The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree, screamed “self-published.” The one star out of five and the rest of his review confirmed that P. from Ohio did not really enjoy reading my book. Did this comment sting? Yes, of course. A little. But mostly, it got me … More In Defense of Self-Publishing
Happy new year to all my family and friends, near and far! I hope you started 2019 surrounded by love, peace and happiness. Over the past couple of days, I have been asked if I had new resolutions for 2019. Well…yes and no. Yes, because I can always do more and do better. One thing … More Happy New Year!
My first novel was published, so Happy Birthday to the Polar Bear and the Palm Tree! It’s been quite a journey, thank you all who made this dream possible and supported me. Happy reading, Evelyne
This is my first time at the WDC and what an amazing pool of talent, information and networking it is! Workshops, conferences, keynote speakers, editors, agents and publishers from all over the country and abroad. I overheard ladies talking about jetlag (they came from California), while I took the subway from Lexington to 57th, three … More Writers Digest Conference 2018