I started listening to podcasts and audiobooks recently and fast became addicted. I have found so many benefits in listening to audiobooks and have made it my mission to get my books recorded into audiobooks to widen my readership and create different formats to support reading. Here's a blog post about the 10 Surprising Benefits of Audiobooks with an update about my audiobooks.
Just received my author copies of Teacher, Teacher anthology, edited by Megan Daley, published by Affirm. So happy and proud to be a part of this wonderful anthology. Can't wait to read it!
📢 Exciting News! 🎉📚 "Sabiha's Dilemma" Audiobook is Now Available! 💥✨ Immerse yourself in the award-winning, own voices young adult novel by Amra Pajalić. Get ready for an unforgettable journey! 🌟🎧
🔥 Join Sabiha as she navigates the complexities of family, identity, and the quest for acceptance in this powerful coming-of-age story. 🌈❤️✨
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💫 "Sabiha's Dilemma" Synopsis:
Sabiha and her mother, Bahra, share an unbreakable bond as best friends. However, when their extended family arrives in Australia, Bahra transforms into a Born-Again-Muslim to gain their approval, placing the burden of being the perfect daughter on Sabiha's shoulders. Can she fulfill these expectations and ensure her mentally ill mother's acceptance back into the Bosnian community? 🌸🤔
📖 This remarkable novel is the first installment in the Sassy Saints Series, perfect for fans of fake friendships, love triangles, loners and outcasts searching for belonging, and fierce, funny girls! 🌟💃
🌟 Don't miss out on the incredible journey of "Sabiha's Dilemma"! 🎧✨ Experience the heartfelt storytelling of Amra Pajalić and discover why this book has captivated readers worldwide. 🌟💖
🌟 Praise for "Sabiha's Dilemma":
"Sabiha's Dilemma is a raw and honest story about duty and the desire to run free. A strong voice in Australian fiction." - Melina Marchetta
🌟 Immerse yourself in the poignant, rewarding, and occasionally chuckle-out-loud funny world of "Sabiha's Dilemma." ✨🎧📚
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📢 Exciting News! 🎉📚 "Alma's Loyalty" Audiobook is here! 💥✨ Immerse yourself in the captivating world of love, loyalty, and self-discovery with author Amra Pajalić's latest release. 🌟🎧
🔥 Join Alma as she navigates the complexities of family, friendship, and newfound sisterhood in this gripping own voices young adult novel. 🌈❤️✨
🔗 Grab your headphones and get ready to dive into this must-read story! 🎧✨ #AlmasLoyalty #LoveOzYA #YoungAdultBooks #YoungAdultFiction #YoungAdultLit #YABooks #OwnVoicesBooks #OwnVoicesReads #InTheirownVoices #SassySaintsSeries
💫 "Alma's Loyalty" Synopsis:
When Alma's seemingly perfect family is shattered by the discovery of a long-lost half-sister, she takes it upon herself to bring Sabiha into the fold. However, Alma finds herself torn between her feuding parents, her brother, and the sister she has just met. Will she maintain her role as the perfect daughter while navigating these competing loyalties? 🌸🤔
📖 This book is the second installment in the Sassy Saints Series, perfect for fans of fake friendships, secret boyfriends, long-lost relatives, and fierce, funny girls! 🌟💃
🌟 Don't miss out on the incredible journey that awaits you in "Alma's Loyalty"! 🎧✨ Experience the power of Pajalić's storytelling and dive deep into the issues that resonate with young adults today. 🌟💖
🌟 Praise for "Alma's Loyalty":
"Pajalić bravely tackles serious adolescent issues." - Kirkus Review
🌟 Dive into the authentic and heartfelt world of "Alma's Loyalty" and discover why readers can't get enough of Amra Pajalić's powerful storytelling. ✨🎧📚
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Did an Instagram live interview this morning talking about my memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me talking to fellow Bosnian Mirela Cufurovic. View here.
On the 11 July 1995 the siege of Srebrenica ended in the massacre of 8,372 men. Today is the anniversary of that date when we remember the massacre and those that were lost. I've been researching this event for the past four years for my PhD and here is a reading list and an article. overland.org.au/2020/07/8372-flowers-for-srebrenica
So rapt to be in this upcoming anthology Teacher, Teacher: Stories of Inspirational teachers coming soon from @affirmpress . I got to write about teachers that inspired me and about being a teacher myself now. Will be taking part in an ABC radio interview to promote so will get to talk about it more and will let you know closer to.
I feel like a weight has been lifted. I've been grappling with my PhD exegesis for the past six months and have had many sleepless nights. Finally, I've got it. I have my research question, the makings of the first chapter, and my whole thesis planned. Feeling so relieved. My 80,000 creative component, a novel, is already complete so it's just the 20,000 exegesis to compliment that I need to write.
Wouldn't have come so far without so many wonderful women supporting me. My supervisors Claire Knowles and Catherine Padmore. Last night I delivered my mid-candidature presentation and my good friends Kimberley Starr and Vikki Petraitis were there to support me. They are the reason I embarked on this journey as it was always on my bucket list to complete a PhD. We're all teachers and authors and together we are the Antigones. They have cheered me and supported me and I am so lucky to have them to share this journey with. One day, we will be on a stage together in our lovely bonnets and gowns. Can't wait!!!!
Updating my news and events page for 2023 and I will be delivering an online course with Writing NSW from Wednesday 20 September to Tuesday 26 September 2023, online
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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