After eight years of oftentimes grueling work, I am so happy to announce that my memoir, The Borderland Between Worlds, is forthcoming, in early 2020, from Auctus Publishers. Thank you, Krish Singh, for publishing writers underrepresented in publishing!
If someone isn’t rich, find another with funds, silver, diamonds, gold, enough to see you through. If he’s not cold enough, with no head to fend off the brutality of life, then find a man who feels less who does what he must, giving out pink slips left and right. When she’s not young enough, … More “Love in the Twenty-First” by Ayesha F. Hamid
In the battlefield of right and wrong, matters not whose weak, whose strong. Truth has its own strength, tougher than ignominy, harder than steel.
Immutable rules govern our world such as the law that no matter the time or space in which it occurs, evil committed by humans against other human beings leaves its mark, and that regardless of the amount of time it takes, the truth will always surface. These ideas, as well as others, are explored in … More A Book Review of “I Am Terezin” by Ayesha F. Hamid
Saturday’s ritual is discourse at diners, when we talk while walking to our regular hangout, The Green Kitchen. As we wipe our feet on the mat on the floor, we exit the pressure cooker as worries are left at the door. The mornings here mean much more than French Toast, eggs, or home fries. Forgetting … More “Escape on Saturdays” by Ayesha F. Hamid
Look at night skies ascend as the day comes too quickly to an end. Young stars start to cross, covering the field of narrowing night sky, constellations congealing, shining yet pale, as sleep takes the world away. The earth quietly moves changing space, never returning to that exact place before the world wakes. With succession … More “Succession” by Ayesha F. Hamid
Typically a reader of adult fiction and nonfiction, I didn’t think that a middle grade novel would interest me as much as Blackbird Fly did, yet I found myself quickly flipping through the pages to find out what would happen to the book’s protagonist, Apple Yengko. Apple and her mother left the Philippines for the United States when … More Erin Kelly’s Blackbird Fly Inspires – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid
Historical fiction must be authentic in order to pull the reader in, so that writers who create works in this genre should consider how their work can be as authentic as possible. In order to effectively emulate specific worlds in historical fiction, the writer must research and know the world that they are trying to … More Required Elements of Authentic Historical Fiction – by Ayesha F. Hamid
Disasters and calamities, whether they are natural or man-made, create chaos and confusion. After experiencing or witnessing such disasters, the human response is to question how such events could take place. Those that once believed in an omnipotent God can come to believe that we live in a universe devoid of God, or one in … More Feig by Richard Bank – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid
Possession is intriguing from the first line, and the title is apt because reading it will have you so enthralled that you will be “possessed,” by it. It is a must read for writers because the book gives great examples of: complex plot structure, use of descriptive vocabulary and masterful syntax, and a way to … More A.S. Byatt’s Possession – A Review by Ayesha F. Hamid