Nagwa Malik


Nagwa has been telling stories for as long as she remembers. At bedtime, the two sisters would have a tradition of making up or adding to the adventures of the ladybird series “Peter and Jane”, which then led to creating and telling original stories. It was only natural, perhaps, that she would graduate into writing stories later on.
Nagwa Malik, born in Gumel, Nigeria and having spent her childhood between the UK and Nigeria, shifted to Pakistan her home country, still a young child where she is now a Language and Communication Skills Instructor, working mainly with professionals. Before that she used to teach French and Script-writing at reputed Schools and Universities. She is a double Masters' degree holder (French and Script-writing respectively) having obtained the second Master’s degree from City University, London with honours. Her Master’s in French was obtained from the University of the Punjab in which she passed as a position holder aged 20.
Nagwa has been writing since she was 11 and published her first novel at the age of 15 which was a success. She has written a total of 40 plus novels but has been focused-until now- on her studies and later her career as a writer/producer and teacher putting her publications on hold. Apart from that she has written articles for Newspapers like The News International.

Now that the sober account of her has been done with, a little bit about the person: Nagwa considers life to be lived as a traveller and is an ambivert who loves nature, animals, travelling, languages (she has a flair for grasping new languages very quickly) and, last but not least, her solitude. When she is not writing, she rejuvenates herself by watching her favourite K, J, C and Thai dramas...Korean being her favourite as they were what "brought back the spark" in her life, especially creative.

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Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have always loved mysteries, and having been a literature student, I got to sample some of the best written books that were not mysteries. So, I have my all time favourites: Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton, and writers like Robert Ludlum and Michael Connelly, and then there's Margret Atwood and Pascal.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read thrillers and cozy mysteries.
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A Novel Book Trailer
"‘Life makes a Novel’ is an absolute treat to read. It plunges the reader into action right from the beginning and immerses you into suspense throughout its course. [...] The narrative is gritty, textured, and makes a strong impression on the reader’s senses. Nagwa’s direct and uninhibited writing style is an impulse towards wholeness, engaging her readers both emotionally and intellectually." - Madeeha Raza Founder/CEO Women Through Film

The editor of THE MIST series talks a little about the series and her take on it.

Stage One's book trailer. Also considered as part-one of the Series trailers.

THE MIST SERIES book trailer 2
Edited in J-cut style to give it a bit of an edge, this can be considered an extension of the official Trailer (Stage One's book trailer). Real people with real views talk about the issues around them as they relate to the topics and issues portrayed in THE MIST series.


The Mist
The Mist Stage One is the first of a two-part series in which Tanya, the Pakistani black ops agent, works both in and out of her country to find the source behind terrorism, and to steer Pakistan clear of this ongoing war so that Pakistan could once again re-secure itself and its sovereignty.


The Mist Series Box Set
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 281,500. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Get the complete series in THE MIST Series Box Set: The Mist Stage One and Stage Two bundled up in one ebook.
A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,980. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
I lived a life of monotone…yes, monotone. In my life I saw pain, courage, excitement—all what the audience would call “adventure”. Perhaps at a turn the adventure stopped being a monotone and took on a new meaning… And thus began Nain’s conflict. Maybe her life wasn’t normal. And what was normal?
The Mist Stage Two: The Culmination (second edition)
Series: The Mist. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 210,070. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
The future has already come and what was fiction is now a reality- politics is not just politics and everyone is effected even if one doesn't want to be: is the global mass uniting under corporate governments? Can Pakistan still save itself or is it too late?
The Mist Stage One: The Prelude
Series: The Mist. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Rated 5 Stars..."The Mist" is a spy novel, much in the lines of Jason Bourne, dealing with today’s conspiracies, mostly political, and regarding intelligence agencies. Tanya, a Pakistani black ops agent, also known as a "Knight" belongs to a secret intelligence agency "The Mist". Her job is to penetrate all groups that show signs of terrorist activities and to find out who runs them.

Nagwa Malik's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Nagwa Malik

  • Odd Whitefeather on June 28, 2016

    Been trying to post my review for quite sometime but for some odd reason it wasn't going through. I liked the fact that it moved away from the regular cliches. And I love the setting!
  • The Dwelling on Jan. 01, 2021

    I've had this book in my wishlist for sometime and I am extremely sorry that I did not have the time, until now, to actually read it. I was too busy with my own book. The story took me in hook, line and sinker right from the first line...literally. I felt as if I was reading a bit of theatre, and I loved that feel. The development was nicely paced and I couldn't stop. I loved it.