Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Time Line for Locked In

Locked In will take six to eight weeks for me to get the proof from the production department.  Then another six weeks for the cover.  Between September 9th to September 17th 2011 I'll get my proof for Locked In. Altogether it will take 12-14 weeks for Locked In to be in my hands and available for purchase.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Excerpt from Locked In

From chapter seven: A Friend

There was a knock on the door.  I glanced up and tried to wipe the dirt off my Jilbab before going answering.  A lot had happened during the last seven weeks of their imprisonment.  The camp had filled up with more Muslims so now there were two families to a house.  Every couple of days there was a new shipment of ‘traitors’. My eyes had taken on the haunted look of so many other prisoners.  Without our American citizenship, my family and the few hundred other Muslim families in the camp were subjected to unspeakable treatment.  They were treated worse than dogs.
“Hello?”  I asked as I opened the door.  There was no one there.  Puzzled I began to shut the door when a foot shot out of the darkness and blocked the door from swinging shut.
“Let me in.”  A husky voice said.  “I’m a friend.”
“Private Collins?” I asked.
“Yes it’s me. Please let me in before we are caught.”
I hesitated and then pulled the door open wider, allowing Private Collins to enter.  The other family was sleeping along with their children. The two women took turns sweeping the dirt from their sleeping areas.  Each family had a small space against a wall. 
“As you should know, I’m not allowed to be around men who are not related to me.”
“Well I forced you to open the door didn’t I?” He held up a small flashlight and shined it around the room.  He sighed and shook his head at the sight.  “It’s horrible what my country, my government, is doing to the Muslims.  Anyway I know who is behind the attacks on Muslims.”

Monday, July 18, 2011

Locked In Being Published Finally

Locked In is finally being published!  The people at Llumina have to remake the cover with higher resolution images as the image I sent them was too small. Just checked my e-mail on my cell phone and got the confirmation so I'm thrilled!  Look for it in twelve weeks on Amazon and Llumina.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Locked In Editing

I finally received an e-mail from my editor concerning Locked In.  I then downloaded the changed copy and sent it and my cover to my publisher and explained there were some sentences that couldn't be changed due to how Muslims say them, such as "Peace be upon you."  Hopefully the people at Llumina will publish Locked In now that I explained to them some sentences can't be changed due to how Muslims use them.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Books Planned

I am currently in the process of planning out Forbidden Love, Crossfire, and Soul StealerCrossfire is an upcoming book I have planned which is the sequel to my novel Broken Borders and continues the story of Antonio, Jessie, and Antonio's family that readers were introduced to in Broken Borders.  I have yet to begin research for my children's book Journey to Antarctica and am currently writing the fourth book in the Little Muslim series which is A New Mother.  Once I get Silent Stalker with me I will post an excerpt of it on here for my readers. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Silent Stalker Book Trailer



Synopsis:
People never understood the problems Edgar Allen Poe was going through. His stories and poems may have been odd and on the dark side a little bit but that’s what made him such a good author. It’s also why I like him so much. As for me my poems are pretty deep and usually from experience, which is what makes them good. It makes the reader feel everything as they read it whether it be fear or joy. That’s how a writer gets their money.

88 pages
Genre: Poetry
Buy on Publish America or Amazon
Published: March 19, 2007
Publisher: Publish America
Released: May 21, 2007

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Blog

My name is Ayisha Blevins. I am the author of Silent Stalker.  I published Silent Stalker on March 19, 2007 after taking 2 1/2 years to write the book.  It is a book of poetry and is 88 pages long.  I published it via Publish America and you can buy it on http://www.publishamerica.com/ or http://www.amazon.com/.  There are some grammatical errors in the book that I didn't catch before publication.  I first began really writing at twelve years old as a way to escape the abuse and bullying I suffered as a child, though I wrote my first book, Deer and The Tiger which is a children's story, at nine years old.  I specialize in Poetry, Fiction, Children, and Mystery Genres.  My website is http://www.silentlair.net/ where I market my books. Many of my books deal with insight into the Muslim culture and most of my poetry is free verse as I'm not very good at rhyming or Haiku.  My poetry reflects the childhood I went through and is pretty deep.  Two of my favorite authors are Edgar Allen Poe and is Charles Dickens.

The cover of Silent Stalker:




I also have a Youtube account where you can view my videos which I will link here: Youtube. You can also become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/muslimauthor.