Celebrating 100 Cambridge scholars!

Yesterday, I was very happy to be able to attend a British Petroleum BP event marking their support of education in Egypt. Until today, BP has helped fund 100 Egyptian scholars attend Cambridge university! As one of these scholars, I can not say how lucky I still feel. The Minister of Higher Education and theContinue reading “Celebrating 100 Cambridge scholars!”

Mila the Beautiful Cat – ميلا القطة الجميلة Coming Soon!

Get excited! My first picturebook “Mila the Beautiful Cat” or “ميلا القطة الجميلة ” is coming soon! And it will be published by the famous and award winning Lebanese publishing house, Asala! What does a little girl and her local cat have in common? A love for ice cream! So when the ice cream shopContinue reading “Mila the Beautiful Cat – ميلا القطة الجميلة Coming Soon!”

Featured Author of Book Week at BISM!

In celebration of World Book Day on March 1st, the British International School of Madinaty (BISM) asked me to be their Featured Author during their Book Week! This was an exciting week where I gave workshops to students in grades 3-6, a talk for students in grades 7-10, and a presentation to elementary school parents about theContinue reading “Featured Author of Book Week at BISM!”

Room to Read – Publishing 20 Picturebooks!

On November 14th, I stood before a crowd of 150 authors, illustrators, publishers, media, and VIPs to present the culmination of a year of extraordinary work. The truth is a good picturebook, where both the text and illustrations equally tell a story, takes not less than 2-3 years to produce. This truth was shattered asContinue reading “Room to Read – Publishing 20 Picturebooks!”

Camel Christmas and Book Fair at CAC!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope during this festive time of year that everyone enjoys some holiday spirit and well-deserved time off. I personally always take some time to reflect and think ahead of my goals or resolutions for the New Year. During the annual CAC Book Fair this month, I was invited again to readContinue reading “Camel Christmas and Book Fair at CAC!”

Book Reading at Alsson School, New Giza!

On November 1st, I was invited to read my two new children’s books “The Lion that Dressed as a Sheep” and “The Magic Palm” at Alsson International School. Walking across their huge new campus in New Giza, I was amazed and excited to present my books to grades 1 – 5. Needless to say, I readContinue reading “Book Reading at Alsson School, New Giza!”