It has been a long journey. A tiresome, journey of three years, but it’s finally happening. LA-based publisher California Coldblood has acquired my novel They Called Me Wyatt to be released in Spring 2019.
I’m elated and in disbelief. Dreams do come true, albeit slowly and with a whole lot of sweat, and tears.
Here is a quick description of my novel as mentioned on Publisher’s Marketplace:
In the tradition of THE LOVELY BONES: When Jordanian student Siwar Salaiha is murdered on her birthday, her consciousness survives, finding refuge in the body of a baby boy in Seattle. Stuck in this speech delayed three-year old, Siwar tries but fails to communicate with Wyatt’s parents, instead she focuses on solving the mystery behind her murder. Eventually, her consciousness goes into a dormant state after Wyatt undergoes full anesthesia.
Fast-forward 22 years. Wyatt is a well-adjusted young man with an affinity towards the Middle East and a fear of heights. While working on his graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Wyatt learns about Siwar’s death 25 years ago. For reasons he can’t explain, he grows obsessed with Siwar and spends months investigating her death.
I will be using this space to blog about the book’s updates and the writing journey (the inspiring, exhausting soul-sucking, spirits-uplifting journey.)
Meanwhile, you can pre-order the novel here.
Many thanks to the village that made this book happen.
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