What can two Bosnian girls who have their parents controlling their every move do to escape their scrutiny? Develop a fake friendship as a cover up to hide their misdeeds. What could go wrong? Sabiha's Dilemma audiobook is out now. View link for audiobook extract and retailer links.
Re-arranged my houseplants in the house and now when I walk in the house I'm greeted with the philodendron cascading down the cabinet and it makes me so happy.
Came out this morning to find car wouldn't start. Called taxi to take my daughter to school. Driving home told taxi driver I'd now have to wait for RACV to jump start. He said that he'd jump start me instead. So when we got home he pushed my car down the driveway so we could jumpstart from his car. It didn't work. My battery was okay. It seems my fob was dead and as my car is keyless, it wouldn't start. So then the taxi driver helped me roll the car back up my driveway. I headed off to my local shopping centre. He saw me walking. Said he was on the way and dropped me off. Went to Mr Minute and was scrounging bills to pay after my fob's battery was changed, the guy told me not to worry and gave me a discount. Got home. Tried car and it works. So overall I had a lovely day because of the kindness of some lovely men. #IWD2023 #kindness #gratitude #goodday
So happy to be continuing my series of features about female entrepreneurs in this article Life as a professional podcaster and narrator ArtsHub profiling Vikki Petraitis and Nina Nikolic.
Happy International Women's Day to all the women out there reaching for their dreams, putting themselves out there in new ways, and finding their power.
my first online course
One of my goals has been to record an online course and it's finally happening. I'm going to keep the details under wraps until it's all official. It's slightly uncomfortable recording and it has been a process getting into it, but it's getting better I'm excited about launching it into the world, so watch this space.
my first direct sale event
Over the weekend I did my first direct sale event at Eltham Market with author June Yu. It was a great experience and I learnt so much from June. You need an outgoing personality for direct sales and a great elevator pitch. I made a rookie mistake and even though I have beautiful reviews, I didn't print any copies to display. June was also a genius in asking buyers to take a photo of them with her book. Such a great marketing technique.
my plants are sunbathing
One of my goals has been to get more plants in my house. Here they all are sunbathing. They make me so happy.
sabiha's dilemma audiobook extract
Sabiha's older cousin is the bane of her existence, until he helps her meet her latest crush. This is an extract from Sabiha's Dilemma audiobook narrated by Nina Nikolic and for sale at your preferred retailer. amrapajalic.com/sabihas-dilemma.html
flirty eyes short story
Flirty Eyes is the third story in my short story collection, The Cuckoo's Song. This was inspired by my real life and my older sister, who is from my mother's first marriage, who visited during school holidays. One summer when I was 13 I got to experience what it was like to have a cool older sibling that would expose you to a more adult world. This story was previously published in 2005 Best Australian Short Stories, Black Inc. Flirty Eyes deals with the themes of family, sexuality, coming of age.
Pishukin Press presents Alma’s Loyalty, an own voices, young adult novel that is the second in the Sassy Saints Series.
Alma’s perfect family is fractured when her father finds out he has a long-lost daughter from his first marriage. When his overtures are rebuffed, it’s up to Alma to bring her new-found sister, Sabiha, into the family fold.
Now available in ebook, paperback, hardcover, dyslexic font, large print, and audiobook that are performance narrated and narrated by AI.
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Sassy Saints is a six book series following the lives of six sassy teens coming of age in St Albans, as they navigate their sexual and cultural identity, and search for belonging. To learn more go to this link:
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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