Bewildering Stories

Thoraiya Bousaleh writes about...

Her life in Australia

Dear Thoraiya,

I'm reviewing your book in Issue 133 of Bewildering Stories. (Which will appear on this coming Monday.)

Pretty good for a first novel, and much better than I expected.

Tell me something about yourself, if you will.


Ahoy, Ye Editor

Sorry I didn’t get your email until today. I work full time as a veterinarian, and on my precious day off (Sunday), you can find me at Newcastle City Archers archery range, where I practice for 3-4 hours with my shiny recurved Olympic-standard bow. If the whole famous author thing doesn’t work out, I may be forced to attempt sporting stardom, something much closer to the heart of the common Australian, right?

Hmm, what else can I say. I like hiking, travel and alpacas. I can’t speak Arabic, much to the mortification of my father’s relatives with whom I cannot converse, but I can perform surgery to remove deadly cancer from budgerigars (is that even a little bit redeeming?) and hit a person-sized target with an arrow from 70 metres. I write compulsively, all the time; I scribble on the back of tissue boxes and playing cards when nothing else is within easy reach.

Thank you for your kind remarks about my book,

Thoraiya Bousaleh

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