What have you worked on in 2018 that you look back and you’re like “I’m glad I did that”?
Probably finishing my historical fiction short story collection, which I'd been working on for a few years. Since I have a novel coming next year [editor’s note: you can pre-order it here] and I know I'll get busy promoting it and doing events, I really wanted to finish this second project by the end of the year.
What’s your most and/or least favorite thing about the holidays?
Most favorite is having so many excuses for throwing parties. Least favorite is thinking about the end of another year and the realizing that time is passing.
What can people expect from your reading?
A section from my forthcoming novel, about art history, Muslim identity, college life, etc.