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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Novel on Amazon

They say hard work always pays off in the end... sometimes I doubted that, now I know it's true... after more than a year of writing, dealing with publishers, ultimately self-publishing, then printing, then releasing, then dealing with book distributors and book stores, etc etc, now I am proud to see that my debut novel A Column named The World We Live In, is now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers worldwide... You can find it on and In Kuwait, it has finally... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 14, 2010

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2 When he saw Her Face (Al’s bedroom, August 2009) Al woke up. He realized it was still dark – he also realized he was sweating. He turned over and looked at the digital alarm clock at his bedside table. It read: 02:13 Damn! Al cursed silently; it’s going to be a long night... Al had just woken up from a bad dream. It was the weirdest dream ever and it made him feel uneasy and agitated. Still sweating, he turned on the lamplight and lifted his back slowly up against the bed-head. With the lamp... Sign in to see full entry.

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1 Black Forest (Somewhere in the Middle East, October 2013) It was dark. It was pitch black. Muhammad stood still, waiting for his eyes to adjust to the darkness. After they did, he studied his surroundings a little, looking right, then left. He was lost in the Black Forest. He remembered how his aunt had once described him the Black Forest region of Germany. It was more than ten years back and his aunt was in Germany for medication; but he remembered her description very vividly. She had... Sign in to see full entry.

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PROLOGUE This is Danny Delginio, reporting to you live from... Earth! Or at least what remained of it... Nah! Am just kidding, am not reporting to you live or anything. I’m writing to you this piece from my office – my dark office – situated in the city of New Ark, formerly known as New York City. The name change happened about a year ago. Why? Because they say they found Noah’s Ark here... but who knows if they’re saying the truth or not... Back then, they used to say there’s a very fine line... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"A Column named The World We Live In" starts selling

I am happy to announce that my debut novel, A Column named The World Live In, is now officially on sale at For online orders, you can follow this link: Coming soon to retailers worldwide including Amazon and Barnes & Nobles For more information and updates (and if you're a Facebook user), you can join Ali M.'s official author's page on Facebook: ges/ALI-M/237766799233 Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summary /Synopsis of my debut novel

Below is the summary/synopsis of my debut novel as is published on the back cover of the book - what people will see in bookstores! You're the first to see it on this blog: What do you get when you cross a novel that blends fairytale and fantasy with realism and surrealism? What do you get when you read a novel that intertwines politics and comical satire with romance, drama and tragedy? The stories in this novel will take you all the way back to the beginning of the third millennium and all the... Sign in to see full entry.

Coming Soon: my debut novel to be officially released

I am happy to announce that after a whole year of writing, and another 6 months of publishing, the day has come where I could finally see my novel see the light officially. It is not yet available for sale - but it will be very very soon. However, the Title of my debut novel and the Cover are now officially unveiled... And the title is... A Column named The World We Live In As for the book cover, I unfortunately cannot place the picture here, so you can visit my other blog @... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Officially in Production

Last week, I received from my publisher the first draft of my book cover design and also the galley (interior) design. Regarding the book cover, I fell in love with it as soon I saw it! It was love in first sight. They did a great job and no changes were needed whatsoever, so I approved and signed-off immediately. As for the galley, changes needed to be made. I communicated these changes. Today, they sent me the revised galley with the corrections. Perfect. Approved. Signed-off. Next step was... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Username on Twitter has changed from alialmumen to Ali_M_author Sign in to see full entry.

The Start of Tweeting ... Ali M. is now on Twitter

Remember the post where I committed suicide? "Marketing" suicide of course... it's when I defied both my marketing consultants and decided to directly link this blog to my official author's webpage, which was deemed a marketing/branding "mistake" by both my consultants (if you don't remember the post or haven't read it you can look for it below). Well, the thing is: we're even right now... The score was 1-0 to me over my consultants... now it's 1-1. How? it's because my consultants convinced me... Sign in to see full entry.

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