Sea Side Published!

Dear Readers,

Mariyah and I are excited and very pleased to announce that our novel, Sea Side, is now available for purchase from A paperback version can be ordered for delivery, or you can download an electronic version directly. Thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement while we wrote it. We'll remember you when we're famous! ;)

Another special thanks to Joseph for the beautiful cover that we were fortunate enough to be able to use for the published version.

Abufares and Mariyah


KJ said…
A new era of good literature has begun! Congratulations.. humanity has been saved :D


Thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful contribution to the world. And thank you for letting everyone here read it before the world does throughout your posts :)

It was hard keeping a secret, I tell ya!
Joseph said…
Alf Mabrouk, Abufares & Mariyah. I wish you both and Sea Side all the best of success... hoping this fruitful beginning will bring heaps of new titles in the not so distant future.
I thank you, once again for honoring me by including my name and my humble contribution to this beautiful labour of love.

Although you did mention to me, Abufares, that you guys were going to publish Sea Side... it still took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting it to happen this quick. I'm glad it did to be honest.

Good luck.
Go Sea Side Go.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations! I hope this is only the beginning of many more to come : )

Do you think I will be able to download it to my Barnes & Noble Nook????

w.b. yeats
Abufares said…
You and Joseph were the only two friends who actually knew that Mariyah and I were going through the publishing process.
I have to thank you for your "moral" support all along and now that Sea Side is published I can't wait to start on my (our) 2nd one.
It might be done differently this time. We'll see :-)
Abufares said…
The honor was all ours Jo and I have to tell you this: The cover looks absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you my friend for this and for much more!
Abufares said…
@w.b. yeats
Hi there and thank you so much :-)
I am sure you can. As a matter of fact Barnes & Nobles will be selling the paperback on their site as well.
Ohhh! You know that I'm excited don't you!?
Gabriela said…
This is a huge surprise. I was about to send you a message asking are things going in Tartous because it's been a while we haven't heard from you.
Congratulations! I'll go an congratulate Mariyah too.
Katia said…
Congrats again and again, and I'm already looking forward to the second one!

Best of luck and thanks for making me smile :-)
Abufares said…
You're right. I haven't been writing much. We were both, however, engaged in the editing of the final manuscript of Sea Side.
Now that it's published and out of the way we can start looking for something new.
Gracias Gabriela, siempre!!!
Abufares said…
You're welcome Katia. You certainly made me laugh... among other things ;-)
Anonymous said…
Congrats to both of you!! I am really happy for you. You know I always wish you all the very best.
I have to admit I was starting to get worried about you because you have not written for a while ... well, you saved me a phone call (just kidding of course!!)
Abu Abdo
Congratulations Mariyah and Abu Fares!!!
Abufares said…
@Abu Abdo
Many thanks my friend. Yes I've been kind of busy lately which kept me from writing. But I'll be back:-)
Salam to all!
Abufares said…
@Abu Kareem
Many thanks! Any chances you're coming our way some time soon? We'd love to see y'all again.
Anonymous said…
I read this a while ago and it was lovely. Anyway, I'm looking forward to my paperback and rereading it!
Abufares said…
Thank you! So nice of you to be here.
Dubai Jazz said…
That's a great news ya Abu Fares! I'm confident this will be a giant leap for Syrian literature in English.

I'm ordering my copy... perhaps an autograph when we get together next time? :)
Dubai Jazz said…
I've gotta commend the cover design as well. It's very smart and apt at the same time.
Abufares said…
Thank you for your kind comments on the book itself and its cover. I'm sure both Mariyah and Joseph will be delighted. I know I am :-)
Joseph said…
@Dubai Jazz, so kind of you. Thank you.
I have been honored and humbled by Mariyah and Abufares, once again.
Have a good day and my warmest regards to Dubai.

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