Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review of the Facebook Diet


A tongue-in-cheek look at our love of social media through 50 hilarious cartoons that complete the question, "You Know You're a Facebook Addict When...?"
Award-winning author and artist, Gemini Adams, offers a hilarious look at the most idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of our social media excess. 

With over 1 billion people now on Facebook (that's 1 in every 7 of us) and over 30% checking their account before brushing their teeth or hair in the mornings, it seems most can confess to an addictive Facebook habit; whether it's stalking an ex, faking bathroom breaks to read news, checking-in wherever they go, or art-directing photo's for the perfect profile pic.

Packed with funny digital detox tips that gently 'poke' at readers to examine the health of their high-tech habits and unplug once in a while, this laugh-out-loud gift book is guaranteed to bring a smile of recognition to Facebook junkies everywhere!

Title: The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug With a Digital Detox
Series: The Unplug Series
Author: Gemini Adams
Publisher: Live Consciously Publishing (May 24, 2013)
Format: Paperback (146 pages)
Location Available: Amazon

When I received my paperback copy in the mail, in exchange for a review, I immediately knew I was going to be laughing out loud. Just the cover alone shows the love/hate relationship I feel I have with Facebook. I imagine there are lots of folks out there who feel the same. 

The ironic thing in me accepting this book for review is that not too long ago, I myself went through a Facebook Diet. Last year December, I completely deleted my account (which Facebook then taunted me by giving me several weeks to "change" my mind and sent me an email asking if I was sure I wanted to delete my account). I detoxed for about 3 months. Which I would recommend to everyone.

The Facebook Diet, has illustrations depicting each scenario in "You Know You're a Facebook Addict When...". Each illustration is funny and oh so true, as well as is each scenario. As I was reading this, I had several laugh out loud moments where I needed to share with my husband cause he wanted in on the fun. 

The ones I found the most hilarious were the ones that hit really close to home like: You've replaced your twice a day ritual of teeth cleaning with logging in to Facebook. I check Facebook and other social media sites, like Google+, when drinking my cup of coffee, in the morning, before the rest of house wakes up. It's my "me" time with Facebook. I must admit I get giddy when I see I have received over 10 notifications overnight! Woo Hoo! Are they all relevant to me? No, but it's fun seeing them. 

It's incredible how when reading the scenarios, I pictured several Facebook friends in my mind and mentally ticked off their names saying "Yep, that is such and such right there". It is really scary how well these scenarios can describe us and those we know around us. There's definitely food for thought in the book. 

This book is definitely a great gift to give to someone who you know spends way too much time on Facebook or to someone who is well on his or her way to becoming a bonafide Facebook addict. The best thing about the book, besides the side splitting funnies, is that the book gives you ways on how to unplug or detox, if you will, and how to achieve a less Facebook addicted lifestyle. 

Do I recommend this book? You bet I do! It's a book that everyone who has a Facebook account should read. If not for the educational value you'll get from it, at least read it for the sheer and utter enjoyment you'll get out of it. I recommend it for anyone over 18 years of age, as some of the illustrations are adult themed and fittingly so! 

Excerpt of Open Door

Happy Halloween!!!

The excerpt that I'm sharing today is fitting for Halloween, it has a supernatural element to it. Ooohhhh.....


It's 1987, and 16-year-old Carin White desperately needs her first job.  An elegant woman she's never met appears at her door offering employment.  "Aunt" Helen asks Carin to work for her on the family's rambling, enigmatic estate in the tiny resort town of Eureka Springs.

Carin enjoys her work and falls in love with the beautiful Mallace Mansion.  But a brutal assault forces Carin to confront her own capacity for violence.  Carin learns her mother concealed her identity from her, and the mansion hides horrific secrets of its own.

Carin exposes the true reason she was asked to summer on the estate.  Will she be strong enough to recognize love and redeem her family legacy?  Or will the temptations of power and control lure her to the same dark places where others lost themselves?

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Amanda White strengthens her grip on the steering wheel as her legs go numb.  She feels her foot on the pedal but no seat beneath her.  Drawing shallow breaths, she resists the sensation of falling.  On the quiet street in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, her car’s sharp-cornered body rumbles and its blinker clicks away her last moments with her daughter.

Carin, nervous and excited, pops the buckle of her seatbelt and grasps the handle of her bag.  Her mother never mentioned they had family, let alone family living here.  Mallace Mansion flirts with her through the leaves of tall oaks.  Carin needs this job, her first.  “Aunt” Helen offered her a full summer’s employment—in a mansion, no less!

 “I’ll be fine, Mom.” She kisses the lines crossing her mother’s forehead.  “So will you.  I love you.” 
The car door creaks in protest, giving a final thud as Carin slams it and bounds to the fence, the threadbare bag dangling beside her.  Carin latches the gate between them.  She blows kisses as Amanda waits, smiling without breathing or tears.

The sweltering summer air fails to warm Amanda.  She watches a small, blond woman answer the heavy door, and her Carin disappears.  It’s done.  The car shudders to life again as Amanda prays, whether to God or her dead husband she can’t say.

“Help her; watch over her.  Please, Andrew, don’t be wrong.”

In many ways a traditional gothic tale, Open Door toys with the supernatural genre as Carin chooses love in the summer of 1988.  Vivid descriptions reveal Mallace Mansion, the gothic character who cannot speak.  In love, our heroine will not succumb to a supernatural being’s seduction.  Instead, you might say magic falls for her as Carin discovers her secret history and the hidden life within Mallace Mansion’s walls.

About the Author

Christine Locke was born in California and grew up in various locations around the United States as a Navy brat. She was the oldest of six children and today is mother and step-mother to seven. She attended Texas A&M University, receiving her Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature in 1995.
Christine has worked as a writing instructor, a salesperson, and an award-winning retail manager and management trainer, among other things. Today, she co-ordinates makeovers for a local magazine. She and her husband, Mike, live with their children, two dogs, and two cats in Arkansas.
For years, Christine has been writing novels around her work and family life. Open Door is her first published novel.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Excerpt and Author Comments of War of Desire

One of the things I love about books are their covers... no I don't judge a book by its cover but if a book has a delicious, eye pleasing cover, I'm all over it.

War of Desire by G.D. Campbell is such a book. It doesn't hurt that the model looks hot. Here is an excerpt of War of Desire. Enjoy!

Raeleen Stewart enjoys nothing more than a new employee. And young Josh Carter is a spectacular addition. Her enterprise, a house of sexual pleasure for female clientele, thrives on fresh offerings. But Josh has an agenda and agrees to the job requirements only to further his role in a plot to destroy Rae and her despicable operation. 

Long-time pleasure partner and ex-lover Lu Haverson has his suspicions about this young buck, but there’s so much painful baggage with Rae, he can’t get her to reconsider. So he embarks on his own investigation after watching the kid struggle with taking women to bed. Will Rae learn the truth before it’s too late? 

Can Lu get the evidence he needs, or will his tangled past with Rae get in the way? Lives hang in the balance as Josh faces desperate choices between his life-long training and an unexpected world he never wanted to find. Set in the not too distant future when global warming has forced extreme social change, House of Rae is a fast-paced, sensual story of love, personal challenge, and discovery.

Author Comments on War of Desire
War of Desire author comments:

Author Denele Campbell observes that some of her most riveting thought experiences have been through science fiction. Whether the classic novels like Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, or more recent television and movie adventures like Star Trek and Star Wars, science fiction served up new ideas and a generally hopeful outlook.

“I needed that,” Campbell explains. “Frankly, my childhood reeked of gloom due to the negative religious beliefs of my family. I was looking for bigger answers.”

In War of Desire, Campbell says she attempts to portray a future world that is coping with climate change in a positive way.

“Why can’t human ingenuity create new solutions? We created the problems, so it seems entirely feasible that solutions can come from the same source. It just requires a slightly different mindset.”

Is it possible for old moral strictures to be set aside in order to dedicate shrinking resources toward proactive measures, as Campbell portrays in War of Desire? Other societies have embraced legalized prostitution, Campbell points out. Perhaps not to the extent as in her story, where modern technology and business practices bring the so-called “oldest profession” to its ultimate fruition. And perhaps never in the way Campbell envisions, where the workers providing sexual services aren’t just women in service to men, as most commonly practiced, but also as men (and women) in service to women.

“That’s probably the most radical element in this story, that women would be able to visit a house of pleasure for an hour or an afternoon, pick the pleasure partner she wishes, and indulge in sensual delight where her specific desires are attended. And of course, that’s what the plot hinges on. There will always be people who are fundamentally opposed to any kind of sexual activity outside the boundaries of marriage between a man and a woman. The question is, now that we have methods to manage the production of children and methods to screen for sexually-transmitted disease, do we have to stay locked into the old rule of law, or can we as an advancing society accept a broader framework for what men and women may wish to do?”

“So yes,” Campbell continues, “this is science fiction that doesn’t have space craft or mutant viruses or laser guns. It’s more of a woman’s sci-fi in that regard. And frankly, I think it’s long past due. Science fiction, like most literature, has been—at least through the mid-twentieth century—the province of men. And in general, I think men appreciate certain things—war, weapons, and the machinery of adventure, for example, and that’s reflected in the science fiction they write. I think women, on the other hand, are more interested in the nuances of emotion, interpersonal relationships, and human sexuality. Why not look at a future where the female agenda dictates some of the landscape?”

Campbell says she’s been particularly interested in the male response to her book, which she describes as a bit dismissive. Since the plot and character development of her story hinge on sex, the book contains quite a few sex scenes. Many male readers, she says, aren’t exactly comfortable with long passages of explicit sex.

On the other hand, she observes, many women aren’t really interested in science fiction, perhaps because the tradition of science fiction has been bound in male-oriented interests.

“This is an experiment,” she admits. “Will women read a sensual story even if it’s science fiction? Will men read science fiction, complete with fights and fast action, if the story includes a lot of sex? I don’t know. This was a gamble mainstream publishers weren’t willing to take, leaving me with little option but self-publishing. I’m thankful that option exists, although there is a strong bias against self-publishing in the literary world. Few industry  reviewers will touch something that’s self-published, and so readers are left to take their own gamble about what to read.”

War of Desire is the first in what Campbell envisions as a series of stories set in the mid-21st century. The storyline will continue to follow House of Rae enterprises in various locations and will delve deeper into the conflicts that arise between entrenched morality and greater human freedom. Unfortunately, any juicy details about the story line or what characters from War of Desire will be involved would spoil the fun. Campbell hopes to have the second novel out by mid-2014.


I like Ms. Campbell's take on this science fiction story. It's definitely worth a read. If you want to know more about War of Desire and where you can purchase it, here are some links.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Writaz is Back! Interview with John Holt

I'm so happy to be part of Writaz book tours, once again. If you haven't checked them out, you should. As part of their tour for author John Holt, I will be sharing an interview.

How much of yourself is hidden in the characters in your books?

Well I have to say that there is a bit of me in Tom Kendall, my private detective. We both have a sense of humour, and we are both a little bit stubborn. When we get a thought in our heads it takes a lot of shifting, especially if we think we are right, which, of course is most of the time. We are both methodical and think things out. Act in haste, repent at .... you know. And neither of us are great believers in co-incidence.

How much of a story do you have in mind before you start writing?

Thats a difficult one, and I dont think theres a one size fits all answer. Certainly with my private detective stories I know three things to start with. I know the villain, I know the victim, or victims, and I know that Kendall will solve the crime, and it grows from there. With Epidemic I knew the whole story from start to finish before I actually started to write. With my latest book The Thackery Journal the first thing I wrote was the final chapter. It was an exercise into how a hunted man felt as his pursuers got closer and closer. Then I decided who the hunted man was, and why he was being hunted. Generally, I might suddenly have an idea that might work and I fit it into my outline. That might mean changing something that I had already written, but so be it. Of course it might not fit at all, in which case it will be discarded.

Can you tell us about the genres you write?

The first novel that I wrote, The Kammersee Affair is about hidden nazi gold. But it is far more than that. It is a story of two men, an American GI, and an SS Major. It is a story of murder, blackmail, and revenge. It is classified as an Adventure story. My latest The Thackery Journal is Historical Fiction. My main genre, however, is Crime, and I have written four novels featuring Kendall.

How do you cope with writer's block?

I dont have set targets for my writing. I dont sit down to write at a specific time of the day, and I dont set myself any targets as far as word count is concerned. I only sit down to write when I actually have something that I want to write, so writers block doesnt really occur. I might think of an idea, or a whole section, while Im out doing mundane things like shopping, or I might wake up in the middle of the night with something in mind. I quickly scribble it down. The next day Ill type it up, in the appropriate position in the manuscript. When Ive finished I leave the writing, and get on with some other activity gardening, or helping with the housework, or doing the family accounts. Or, of course, there is always publicising and promoting to be done.

How do you develop and differentiate your characters?

Generally I only have a handful of main characters in one of my novels. In the Kendall stories there are three regulars Tom Kendall, his business partner Mollie, and Detective Terrence Devaney from the Miami Police Department. Featured in four novels now they are fairly well developed, and I know them quite well. The only other main characters are the villain, usually larger than life, powerful, ambitious, and ruthless. And then there is the victim, or victims. Maybe an innocent bystander who saw something they shouldnt have, or a reporter asking too many questions, or, well I cant divulge everything can I.

Do you have specific techniques you use to develop the plot and stay on track?

Although I might start with a basic outline for a story, it is quite likely for that plot to alter as things develop, or I get another idea which changes things Ive already written. The Mackenzie Dossier, my second novel, started out as a straight forward political corruption story. Then about a third of the way through somebody gets murdered, followed soon after by a second murder. I then needed somebody to solve the crime. I could not rely on the police, because the Police Chief was involved in the corruption. So along came Tom Kendall, private detective. He hasnt gone away since.

How (or when) do you decide that you are finished writing a story?

When Ive said all I need to say the crime is solved, the culprit in custody. All loose ends are tied up. All points fully explained. Then, of course, comes the dreaded editing. That in itself might result in some additional work being required, apart from typing errors. After the third read through thats it Im happy with it, the end.

Is there a message in your writing you want readers to grasp?

Message? No. Theres nothing profound, no great meaningful revelation, or thought provoking statement. I write for basically one reason only, for people to be entertained, and for my works to be enjoyed. All right thats two reasons I know.

What are you working on right now?

The Thackery Journal has only just been issued, so Im spending a lot of time trying to publicise and promote the book. I am also working on three other novels at various stages of progress. Two are Tom Kendall novels, and the third is another adventure story based loosely (very loosely) on a true story. One of the Kendalls, a prequel, is about 50% complete; the second is about 25%; and the adventure story no more than 10%. The Thackery novel was a What If story. Although a long way out of my comfort zone I really enjoyed writing it. I would now like to do another What If, so trying desperately to think of something suitable. Any suggestions anyone?

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Truthful answer would be probably not. To want to be a writer suggests that you at least thought that you were capable of writing something. I dont think I ever thought about it in that way. Of course we wrote lots of things at school which were quite enjoyable. When i was a young teen I wrote a story about a small town in Australia, and how it developed. I think I covered 100 years in about a dozen pages of hand writing. In the early sixties I was very interested in Blues, and I wrote several articles for a couple of blues magazines, both sadly no longer around. Certainly I have wanted to write a novel for quite some time, but could never think of an interesting, and original plot. I cant say it was ever a burning ambition, but just a nice idea, if only. Then whilst on holiday in Austria in 2005 the idea for a story was presented to me.

At what age did you discover your love of writing?

Lets just say it was very late in life. Whether I discovered a love of writing is not the issue. I discovered a plot that was the important thing. We were staying at a lakeside village, Grundle, in the Austrian Lake district. Grundlesee was the first of three lakes. During the war the second lake, Toplitz, was used by the German Navy to test torpedoes, and rockets. As the war came to an end documents, weapons, and jewellery were hidden in the lake. There were rumours that gold bullion was also hidden in the lake. Extensive searches after the war never found anything. However in my book The Kammersee Affair gold bullion is discovered.
What was the first story that you wrote?

The Kammersee Affair

When were you first published?

When I wrote The Kammersee Affair I thought I was bound to be published, I would make a lot of money and ... Well, I very quickly realised that there werent that many traditional publishers seeking submissions; many agents already had more than enough clients; and because I wasnt an A-lister, or a celebrity chef, the chances of getting published were slim to say the least. Then I discovered the Vanity publishers, the ones you pay for the privilege of getting published. Not the same as a mainstream publisher, but at least it would get your work in front of the public. After some investigation I found Raider Publishing International, in New York. They still charged a fee but they were considerably cheaper than many others. They published The Kammersee Affair in 2006.

How were you discovered?

Ill tell you as soon as it happens. Youll be the first to know.

What is the most difficult part of the whole writing process?

Well assuming you have thought of that elusive, original, interesting plot, and you have spent about a year of your life writing it all down, and youve completed the endless editing, where you constantly miss that same typing error over and over again, its time to get it published. With self publishing being so easy these days this part of the process is simplicity itself. So its written, edited, published, and available to purchase. Now what? Oh no, publicising and promoting it, endless postings to Facebook, tweeting, blogs. Yes I think I can safely say that promoting is the most difficult part, but it has to be done.

What do you like to read?

As an Indie author I like to support Independent authors. Being a crime writer I tend to read crime novels. Authors like Babs Morton, and Alfie Robins. I have recently read Parallax View” by Allan Leverone, a cold war spy thriller. Currently reading “Angel in Belfast” by Gerry McCullough.

What writer influences you the most?

Authors that I used to read include Alistair Maclean, Hammond Innes, and Wilbur Smith. All from the fifties, sixties or seventies, which must date me. I also enjoy Agatha Christie, the crime writer of all time. I was actually reared on Enid Blyton The Secret Seven, and the Famous Five sadly no longer fashionable. My all time favourite book is The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. But did any of these diverse authors influence me? Maybe indirectly, but certainly not directly, I like to think that I have my own style, and I dont copy anyone.

If your books were made into a TV series or Movie, which actors would you like to see playing your characters?

Thats a difficult one for me. Im not a great fan of many of the modern TV series I cant stand the endless zombie, and vampire programmes. Modern films tend to have too much swearing, and too much graphic content, and to find one that I like is quite rare. I tend to prefer movies from earlier times. Stars who were around in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Stars like Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck. 

As for Kendall and Mollie, I actually see them more from another cinematic time, particularly as their relationship is platonic, although Mollie does hold a bit of  torch for Kendall, rather like Miss Moneypenny does for Bond. Kendall is aged in his late thirties, Mollie is a bit younger. And, of course, they are American. So, maybe David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder), and Gillian Anderson (Agent Dr. Dana Scully), from the X Files from the 1990/s might fit nicely. They have a platonic relationship, and Scully constantly keeps Mulder on the right track, and between the two of them they solve cases.

Where can people learn more about you and your books?

I do have a web page although I dont really use it that much but the link is
I have several pages on Facebook:

The first chapters of some of my books can be read on Wattpad the link is

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself and your books?

Last August I decided to go down the Self Publishing route. I formed a company, PHOENIX. It was easy and very informal. I now have six novels available.

John Holt Biography
I was born in 1943 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. I currently live in Essex with my wife, Margaret, and my daughter Elizabeth. And not forgetting Missy, the cat who adopted us, and considered that we were worthy enough to live with her. For many years I was a Chartered Surveyor in local government. I was a Senior Project Manager with the Greater London Council from 1971 until it was closed down in 1986. I then set up my own surveying practice, retiring in 2008.
I suppose like many others I had always thought how good it would be to write a novel, but I could never think of a good enough plot. My first novel, “The Kammersee Affair”, published in 2006, was inspired by a holiday in the Austrian lake district. We were staying in Grundlsee. The next lake, Toplitzsee, was used by the German Navy during the war to test rockets, and torpedoes. As the war came to an end many items were hidden in the lake – millions of UK pounds, and US dollars, in counterfeit currency; jewellery stolen from the holocaust victims; and weapons. There were also rumours of gold bullion being hidden in that lake. Despite extensive searches the gold was never found. In my book, however, it is found, only in the next lake, Kammersee.
The books that followed, The Mackenzie File, The Marinski Affair, and Epidemic, all feature Tom Kendall, a down to earth private detective, and were originally published by Raider Publishing in New York. My fifth book, A Killing In The City, another featuring Tom Kendall, was originally published by Night Publishing. In August 2012 I decided to go down the self published route, and formed my own publishing brand PHOENIX. All five novels have now been published on PHOENIX. A sixth novel “The Thackery Journal” was published on 8 August 2013.
I am currently working on two other novels featuring Tom Kendall, and I have made a tentative start on an Adventure novel.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Inside the Writer's Mind - Interview with Kirthi Jayakumar

Synopsis: Stories of Hope is a collection of short stories. Each tale narrates the journey of a thin red line of hope that fights through adversity. Right from the heart of Nazi Germany in the thick of the holocaust to the collapse of the regime in Egypt in 2011, from the story of hunger in the core of Africa to the tale of Palestine's recognition as a state, there are stories that celebrate the resilience of the Human Spirit. From stories of a mother turned out of her house by her son, to a mother who loses her newborn, to the young wife who must face a baffling truth, and the little girls who face adversities tied to their identity, these are stories that can be anyone's narrative. Stories of Hope is a celebration of Hope and a celebration of the undying human spirit of resilience.

Same DiNamics: Writing can be a daunting prospect, what made you decide to share your story with the world?
Kirthi Jayakumar: Writing was more cathartic for me than daunting. Truth be told, I haven’t shared my story with the world – I shared the stories of every character that came alive to me in my mind’s eye.

SD: Who has influenced you as an author?
KJ: Every person I’ve met! We’re all rolling stones, gathering moss like nobody’s business. Being a product of all the things I’ve seen, heard, met, known, felt and experienced, I’d say that every moving picture I saw through the window of my life train has been a huge influence on who, where and what I am.

SD: What is your writing method? Do you outline first or do you purge your brain on paper until your story is told?
KJ: I like the sound of your phrase – “purge your brain on paper until your story is told”. I believe that’s what I did. Purged my brain and summoned every word of the story that lived on silently inside my brain until it was coaxed out.

SD: How long does it take you to write your story, from getting it down on paper to publishing?
KJ: I took four years to write it – mostly because there were long gaps between each story. But when you come down to calculating the actual time it took – putting the time taken for all the 28 stories together – it took nothing more than a day. Publishing it was a breeze – my publishers were super awesome in getting the book out with lightning speed.

SD: Can you tell me a little bit about your book(s) without giving away too much? Why should I read it?
KJ: Well, it’s a bunch of short stories that highlight one thing: Hope. Some stories are downright dark, some stories are easily relatable, and some seem different – at least to me. Why you should read it is because these stories were written for you. As much as they were written for me, and for everyone else.

SD: How much of yourself is in your character(s)?
KJ: I think a fair amount of it. All the flaws you see in the characters are mine. All the good things you see in the characters are those that I liked in other people around me.

SD: What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
KJ: If I could do it, so can you.

SD: Is there anything else that you'd like to share?
KJ: Just that I’m thankful to you for thinking of me as worthy enough of this space in your website J And to every person who has, and who will read the book: Thank You! J


Author Bio: 
Kirthi is a legal researcher and lawyer. A Peace and Conflict studies enthusiast, Kirthi is a volunteer with the UN. She is presently a Senior Commissioning Editor with e-IR, an online International Relations portal, the Logistics and Constituents Head at The Channel Initiative, working for post-conflict reconstruction in the DR Congo, specifically targeting women. Kirthi works with DeltaWomen, as the Head of Digital Campaigns and Social Media, and as a writer. She also holds a position with CAAGLOP, as the Editor-in-Chief of the eJournals, and as a writer on African Policy. Recently, Kirthi was part of the UNICEF-UN Women Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities through her paper titled The Rule of Law to combat Sexual Violence in a Conflict Environment. Kirthi dabbles with Intelligence and Security Analysis with Open Briefing, as an Associate Researcher, at the Asia-Pacific Desk, and runs an International Law Consultancy and Academic Journal called A38. Kirthi has written ad-hoc features for forums that include Insight on Conflict, TransConflict, WorldPulse and PeaceXPeace and is a member of the TrustLaw Network. Her interest and experience over all lie in Peace and Conflict, Public International Law, Gender issues, International Humanitarian Law, and in terms of a regional focus, in Afghanistan, the Middle East, DR Congo and South-Asia. ‘Stories of Hope’ is her first book.

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