Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE LIBYAN will be going to London...

My agent, my editor, and myself, on three different continents, will be working very hard this week.  The deadline is the 27th, and if all goes as planned, THE LIBYAN will be submitted at The London Book Fair.
When I started writing THE LIBYAN, I had no idea the road I would be going on after the book was finished. For two years I wrote day and night.  I relied on my own experience of having lived in so many different countries and meeting so many fascinating people. I finally decided the best way to introduce the rest of the world to Libya was through the eyes of Lina. Through Lina, we meet Kamal, the Libyan. 
Kamal is the product of many Libyans I met, both here in the U.S. and in Libya.  He is traditional, handsome, loving, generous, well-educated, stubborn...and very complex
I have been humbled and very encouraged by the reviews I have received.  However, I also realized that if I wanted to bring my book to the next level, I needed the help of an agent.  I didn't think I could find one I would like enough to share my book with, or one who believes in my book as much as I do.  Then, completely by chance, I met her, my perfect fit for an agent.  She has educated and prepared me for the world of publishing, and I am so excited to be going on this new journey.
THE LIBYAN will first be sold for English rights, then Foreign, then Arabic, then Film...

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