Friday, 29 April 2011

Almost there!!

Tomorrow is the day I present my project to the UVI community. Excited and a little nervous but I'm ready!! Working on my presentation as I type this. My presentation is at 1:30 so I'll be up late tonight fine tuning my work.

The book is a little over 30 pages. Although I am presenting what I have tomorrow, I will still be collecting submissions to create a bigger book. So it's not too late to submit something.

Thanks to everyone who submitted something and thanks to those who supported me!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Have some patience!

So some people (not going to call names) have told me that they don't get the story that was posted yesterday that was submitted by Cindy Abdelaziz. It's just an excerpt!! To leave you wanting to know what happens so you can stay tuned! :) I'm debating if I should release the rest in the next couple days sooo for now I'll just think about it. ;)

Several more days and then its the big day! No not that BIG DAY (Graduation). It's the big day (this Saturday) that determines if I'm going to graduate or not -Senior Seminar.

Please try to get submissions in no later than Wednesday so that I can have time to edit, layout, and make sure everything is perfect. Email your submissions and short bio to

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sneak Peek Excerpt: Why the Jews Killed My Crush

Here is the promised sneak peek. Hope you enjoy!

Why The Jews Killed My Crush
By Cindy Abdelaziz

It wasn’t one of those typical meeting places. My job had sent me to a conference to enhance my skills and to add to my resume. To my mother’s delight, there were a few eligible Muslim bachelors at the conference, or so I was told by my nosy friends.

One of these eligible Muslim men happened to leaving for lunch at the time my friends and I were heading out. So we did what all good Arabs would do: we invited him to join us for lunch. It was an act of politeness with no ulterior intentions, I assure you.

On our way to the restaurant we started talking about random things you share with strangers that you meet for
the very first time. He was sounding better as we got closer to our destination: he was Egyptian (how I would make my mother so proud); he wasn’t illegal; he spoke fluent English; and—wait for this--he had a real job! My only issue with him thus far in our 5-minute talk was his height. But I was sure I would get over it eventually. This man was a keeper, or so I thought.

To read the rest stay tuned for the release! :-D

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sneak Peek! Front Page!

This is the front page for the book! Photo taken by Danye Gomez. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks ;)

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Good News!

I've been bad. I haven't been updated like I had intended to. But other than that, good news! I'm working on layout and if I must say its looking great!! It still needs some working to it. I have about 10 submissions and I'm still definitely looking for more. Photos and poems are welcomed.

My deadline for tomorrow (technically today) is still on but I am willing to take submissions until its time for presentation, which is later this month.

As for my story, I have not decided on "my story." I do have a beginning but the rest of the page is blank. I will get there though and I will definitely share.

So for now, I'm signing out. :-)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Deadline in a week!

I'm pushing real hard. My deadline for next week is not looking too bad but I think I can make it with your help! I am still in need of submissions. So please send me your story at

I started writing my story. Its not that great but I'm just putting what comes to mind. I'll share it in a few days.

Hope to read yours soon!!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Another Day

It's hard to believe that I have less than a month of classes left (April 23 is the last day of class...)  and my undergraduate career is over. :( So many deadlines are coming up. My Humanities Seminar Project presentation will be on April 30th. So I really have to push it and get ready. I'm still seeking submissions and still working on the layout... I am thinking about how to start my presentation. I'm thinking a bit dramatic. But not too sure yet. If you have any ideas, feel free to share :)

Just a reminder: Deadline for submissions is April 15th.