All Inclusive’s US Release!

I have some good news! All Inclusive will be released in the US on August 5th.

You can find reviews and a synopsis here (the book’s been out in Canada for over a year).

I’m hoping to promote the book through a few events in the fall, as well as by Skyping into book clubs and doing some media/blog interviews. If you are in book club, invite me! My publisher has a book club guide and will offer a free book to the book club’s host.

 

Interview on Storylines, Hunters Bay Radio

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by writer colleague Cristine Cowley, who hosts a weekly radio show about authors, books and writing. We discussed social media and self-promotion, how to cope with writers block and the importance of writer community. Listen here! 

One Book One Brampton events

Click here for information about upcoming One Book One Brampton events! Here’s a list of workshops and talks I’ll be giving:

Writers Workshop with Farzana Doctor
Brampton Library Cyril Clark Branch, 20 Loafer’s Lake Lane
March 22, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

One Book One Brampton Book Club
Brampton LIbrary Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street E.
April 5, 1:00-3:00pm

An Evening with Farzana Doctor
Brampton Library Cyril Clark Branch, 20 Loafer’s Lane
April 21, 6:00-8:30pm

New academic paper on All Inclusive!

Recently, I gave a talk and reading at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo. A University of Waterloo MA class taught by Dr. Mariam Pirbhai attended the session after reading All Inclusive. One of those students, Khadijah Plummer, wrote an interesting essay on my book, entitled “Creating Identity Through Relocation: The Resort Space in All Inclusive”.  Many thanks to her! Check it out.

Six Metres of Pavement is the 2017 One Book One Brampton Winner!

A huge thanks to the Brampton Library, One Book One Brampton, and all of my friends, family and fans who voted for Six Metres of Pavement as this year’s pick. I watched with glee on Facebook Live from Beirut. I’m thrilled and am looking forward to meeting new Brampton readers.

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Do you struggle with writer’s block?

I believe that writer’s block is a normal, human condition where we are not really struggling with writing, but with a part of ourselves. This part is our Inner Critic. Want to learn some strategies to deal this? Click here for an article I wrote for the Australian Society of Authors.

The Next Chapter interview

I’ve been a fan of Shelagh Rogers and The Next Chapter for years. It was an honour to be on her show this week. Have a listen here:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter/farzana-doctor-on-the-dark-side-of-vacationing-and-bill-richardson-on-the-funny-side-of-aging-1.3383121/farzana-doctor-on-swingers-spirituality-and-the-dark-side-of-resorts-1.3383126

All Inclusive is a Kobo Best Books of the Year!

I’m thrilled that All Inclusive has been selected as one of Kobo CA’s Best Books of the year, in the Canadian Favourites category (and it’s in very excellent company)! Kobo folks will receive double Kobo points when purchasing any best-of-the-year title.

See more here.

New review by Jeanne Duperreault

“Altogether, an absorbing read. Farzana Doctor has used humour, heartache, joy and eroticism, to produce a compelling story of self-discovery with characters that we cheer on as they struggle towards a satisfactory conclusion.”

Thanks to Jeanne Duperreault for this review! Read more here.