On Writing Islam

  “Indeed, Islam began as something strange, and it will return to being strange just as it began. so glad tidings of paradise be for the strangers, the ones who are righteous and are guided by Allah.” ~ Prophet Muhammad, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam. When I started writing this novel, I set in my […]

Writing Recent History – Part One

  Historical Fiction.   What do you think of when you picture that genre? Far-away times? Distant generations? Events where there couldn’t possibly be an emotional connection to you at all, other than the intrigue of a historian?   What does it mean to write recent history?   Contemporary fiction is defined, as a genre, […]