Thoraiya Dyer, has promised Taboulleh for everyone. And that's a promise I intend to make her keep. For everyone? Well, for me at least.
You see, I love middle eastern food. Lebanese, Turkish, Arabian - offer it, and I'm there.
I've only met Thoraiya once in person, which is a shame and a situation that must be rectified. She's lovely, and has a good heart. And yet the Tabbouleh offer is not simply her being generous, but a celebration. Giddy with excitement she made an offer she may yet regret.
Thoraiya is a superb writer, and after a stack of rejections she's landed a three book deal with TOR.
And that is a big deal.
For those not up on the Spec-Fic world, TOR is a name publisher, with a proud history and a respected name. And I'm excited my friend Thoraiya will have novels under their imprint.
She's sold well before, in short story markets. She has a collection and a novella out with Twelfth Planet Press. And I feel honoured to have shared a TOC with her in Epilogue, published by Fablecroft.
Congratulations, Thoraiya. I'm proud of you.
Oh, and Thoraiya kinda rhymes with Himalaya, not with her surname.