Iranian Horror Movie Plays at Sundance

Under the Shadow Sounds super spooky. Who wants to see it with me?

Novel update 12/6/14

After a fun break where I took a stab at writing a paranormal romance for Nanowrimo, I'm back editing drafts and looking forward to a January writing class to do more workshopping. Also, this blog now has a FaceBook page.

Kohl Rimmed Eyes...

A popular cosmetic, eye medicine and protective ward against the evil eye, kohl (كحل  in Arabic) has been in use since 3100 BC.  It was used by by Egyptians of noble rank to cover the upper eyelid, while green malachite was used for…

Desert Animals Part 1: What Does the Fox Say?

Below is a picture of a Fennec fox, the smallest of the fox family and a common predator found in the Northern Sahara.  This animal was captured by local children and is being shown off to tourists for tips.  The children lure the animals…