Rain, Writing, and Storytelling

A lot has happened over the past few months.  Lots of good stuff! August welcomed the release of Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay (White Cloud Press). I produced a podcast featuring several Muslim contributors to the anthology. What an honor to hear from women about their journey of faith […]

A Curious Geography

I was once married to a Nobel Peace prize co-laureate. I’ve lived and traveled abroad as a diplomat’s wife. I’ve exchange greetings with queens, first ladies of foreign countries, and foreign ministers. In Nairobi, I dined with a world famous economist. Before 9/11, I interviewed and, on one occasion, dined with individuals associated with the Taleban.

Muslim Girl Ghost Hunter

Ghost hunting gave my American identity back to me, in a way. For the first time in almost two decades, this Muslim girl started interacting with down home folks, with (gasp!) Republicans and even (double-gasp!) Tea Partyers. Ghost Hunters, the SyFy show, unveiled more than ghosts – it allowed me to rediscover the America within myself.

Paranormal Obsession

My first book, Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts, Haunting, Spooks, & Spirits is available for pre-order! This book is a little different. It is not a collection of ghost stories or case files, but more of a discussion regarding the impact of paranormal reality TV on American society. In the book I speak with […]