Almas Khan

Books by this Author

In the year Twix and Smash were invented and Englebert Humperdinck was top of the charts, Dilly was born into the chaotic Shah family household in Bradford, West Yorkshire. One of several children, she grows up spirited and mischievous, not prepared to be the dutiful Muslim daughter her parents demand of her. Never out of trouble, she reads the Koran lying down, recites lewd Northern rhymes, rips up the neighbour's garden and keeps a goat for a pet.

Her dad has a ferocious temper, but...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Oh it has to be my hair. Some mornings I wake up looking like Einstein.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A clean house, a cup of tea, my knitting by my side and back to back episodes of Jerseylicious on TV. Bliss.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Jason Bourne. He can kick my door down anytime.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. My first husband.

Author Voices

March 21, 2011

I'm guilty of not blogging, sorry. I have been too busy reading other folks blogs, that's much more exciting than actually doing it yourself. Every morning when I wake up I promise myself that I'll do it today. But other things get in the way and I get so caught up with them I forget. Well today is different. Here I am, and I'm going to blog.
I'm not very good at this yet, but with a few more blogs I'll get there. So what's been going on? Well I had so much fun answering my 37 questions on Authors Revealed, seriously I could do that sort of thing all the time.
I've been busy trying to sort out a launch party for Poppadom Preach, it's a time... see more

February 23, 2011

I find it difficult to write to a specific timetable. For me my inspiration comes from all over. I could be doing the dishes and have a light bulb moment.
But when the fever takes hold and the writing bug is biting, it's like all the words are rushing to jump out of the pen onto the paper.
I have a ritual for every new thing I write. You might consider it as OCD.
But I need a brand new notebook, and a new pen.
Before I write I offer up a prayer, sit down, smell the new paper, inspect the pen and then I start.
I hate to be interrupted when I'm writing, I can completly zone out, it's almost as though I'm inside a bubble. and even when... see more


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