Top 10 Most Epic Book Covers

One of the joys and torments of being an indie author is the fact that I get to choose my own book cover design. A joy because the cover design is another creative outlet that can extend to telling the story. Torment because doing it right is so so hard. […]

Top 10 Most Epic Book Covers

A Million Little Heartbreaks

To be a parent is to suffer an endless loop of little heartbreaks. The loop is punctuated with the occasional large heartbreak. They leave the womb. Heartbreak. Then they leave the crib. Heartbreak. After that they go to school. Heartbreak. They get sick. Heartbreak. Then if you did well and […]

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Giveaway: Pizza Earrings

To celebrate how well my novel;Spoonful Chronicles; is doing since launch date, I am giving away these pizza earrings. Spoonful Chronicles is a novel that tells the story of a woman a quest to unlock the secret to her destiny by remembering everything she has ever eaten. The pizza chapter […]


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Top 10 Songs About Cars

Quick! Name the top three topics that songs are written about.   1. Heart break.   2. True love.   I contend that 3. is cars. Since I am writing a novel about traffic, I decided to come up with a list of songs about cars that will be the […]


Giveaway: Donut Earrings

Life is like a box of donuts. Others will tell you that they already know what you are going to get. But until you dive it and try for yourself, you will never discover which one is your favorite. Hoping your box is filled with sweet and delectable moments. I […]

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What’s Next? 1

“What are you working on now?” I keep getting asked everywhere I go. Yes! There is a new novel in the works. The new one is about traffic. Yes! Traffic. The way Spoonful Chronicles is about food. The new novel is about traffic. I am interested in how we interact […]


Giveaway: Burger, taco and ketchup necklace

In the spirit of my new found “Life Changing Magic of giving stuff away for free” I wanted to organize a food related giveaway. After some research, I discovered that shipping food internationally is complicated. Each country has restrictions on what is allowed and not allowed, plus there are worries […]

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Book Club Questions For Spoonful Chronicles

A dear reader has asked me to provide a list of questions for her book club which is reading Spoonful Chronicles. The questions below contain mild spoilers and are intended for those who have read the novel already. If you haven’t read Spoonful Chronicles yet, please click away and return […]


All About You (survey)

Gather around. We are sitting next to a campfire. S’mores are being roasted in the fire. The hot chocolate just arrived. It’s time for you to tell me about yourself. The evening is just about to get magical. I created this survey. I would like to learn a little about […]

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Spoonful Chronicles is shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards

I am in complete shock! A happy shock. Spoonful chronicles has been shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards. Here is the list of nominees. Annie Daylon for Of Sea and Sand: The Kerrigan Chronicles, Book 1 Elen Ghulam for Spoonful Chronicles Emma L.R. Hogg for The Fourth Wall R.L. […]


The Life Changing Magic of Giving Stuff Away for Free 3

It all started last November. I decided to take my first book, turn it to an ebook and give it away for free to encourage people to sign up to my mailing list. Immediately, I felt this jolt of happiness running through my body. Yes! I was happy that my […]

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Losing My Father In Law 8

I have been walking around with a lump in my stomach. My father-in-law, my husband’s father, Ali Radwan Hassan has passed away two weeks ago. At age 82, in the town of Mash-had located outside of Nazareth in Israel. There were health problems, so I can’t say that this event […]


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Me at the Vancouver Story Slam, an event that takes place once a month at the cottage bistro. Here is an experiment is combining dance with storytelling. Don’t know if I found the winning combination, but I will keep searching. The story is inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kafka’s story […]

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Have your book and eat it too

“Does your novel contain recipes?” I kept getting asked whenever I told somebody about what I was working on. “No” I would answer. But, after being asked the same question about 20 times, I clued in that I need to find a way to say “yes”. “This is something that […]


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Spoonful Chronicles is here! 11

Thaniya Rasid grew up in the Middle East dreaming of becoming a surgeon. Now living an ordinary life as a mother, wife and a hospital lab tech in Vancouver, Canada, she garners unexpected fame as youTube’s Queen of Hummus when her video demonstrating the recipe goes viral. How could blending […]