I'm a Kuwaiti writer who publishes poems, articles and fiction in English.
My book, Before Young Adult Fiction, is a collection of award-winning pieces that shaped my writing voice.
My articles and short stories appeared in Kuwait Times, bazaar magazine, UniQue magazine, Norton's Anthology for Hint Fiction, City Pages magazine, En V Earth magazine, and Khaleejesque magazine.
Please enjoy Fame in the Adriatic, a young adult historical romance set in the Republic of Venice in 1535, which will be serialized throughout 2013.
Visit my website to learn why I write to get back at people: www.nadafaris.com.
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Before Young Adult Fiction
By Nada Faris
Published: April 24, 2013.
This book includes a sample of my writing journey before I focused on young adult fiction. It is divided into three parts: The first offers five short stories, the second offers five poems, and the third offers five articles. All the selected pieces helped shape my writing voice.
"Artemis" And Other Moems
By Nada Faris
Published: April 15, 2012.
“Artemis” And Other Moems includes ten award-winning poems that Nada Faris performed, which gave her the nickname of “Kuwait’s Finest Slam Poet.”
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- Minutes Before Sunset
on June 03, 2013
The story is told in two point of views.
The first is through the POV of Eric Wellborn, the son of the King of Shades, the first descendant mentioned in the “Prophecy.” Seventeen-year-old Eric has superpowers that were passed on to him by bloodline, which were activated at the age of thirteen, when he took part in his naming ceremony. The naming is important because it signals the end of naivety and the beginning of adulthood, responsibility, and duty—if Eric even lives long enough to accomplish it.
Eric tells us early on that he was raised with three principles:
To conceal his identity
And to win, that is, to murder.
And why? Because a war is brewing.
As a human, Eric meets Jessica the new girl in town: the other POV of the story. She and Eric don’t seem to get along very well in their human forms. As Shades, on the other hand, who are not allowed to expose their identities to one another, they develop a strong attraction.
This story has twists and turns (even the Prophecy changes). It’s got magical powers, romance, and some funny moments. As a young adult novel, it will satisfy its readers.
All in all, the first book in A Timely Death series, was promising. It sets the stage for more conflict. Seconds Before Sunrise, Book 2 of the series, is scheduled for release in fall 2013.