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 […]


Cauliflower :: Storytelling 2

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! 9

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 […]


Planned Surprise 2

Life is full of surprises my dear friend. Snow in March in Vancouver. The sun making a brief appearance after weeks and weeks of rain. Receiving a package in the mail to discover that an overseas friend sent you a gift for no reason at all–they simply felt like it. […]

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Bird Dance :: CD review

The pure artist is a rare breed. If you are very very lucky you will get to meet one of those who create with purity of intention. Destiny has showered me with a deluge of good fortune, for I know, in person, several of these unique individuals. They are not […]

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Foodie Fiction Feast 2

In March I am planning to hold a giveaway for foodie fiction. This giveaway will include a kindle device plus a list of fantastic novels that feature food as a central element. To prepare myself for this giveaway, I went on a foodie fiction binge to select the best, most […]