A Girl Called Rumi Buzz

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A Locus Magazine Best Book of the Year

An Undomesticated Best Book of the Year

A San Diego Union-Tribune Favorite Book of the Year

BookFest Award Winner

Nautilus Book Award Winner

Foreword INDIES Award Finalist

Locus Award Finalist

Buzzfeed’s 18 Books You’ll Love

Recommended by Ms. Magazine

Recommended by Entropy Magazine

Recommended by True Review

An Advance Reading Copy’s Favorite Author

A San Diego Jewish World’s Favorite Read

Book Riot’s Favorite Fiction Featuring Cultural Traditions

Featured on Fall for the Book Panel

AudioFile Magazine’s Next Great Audiobook

Kirkus Reviews Cover Story

Debutiful’s 10 Debut Books to Read This September

Book Riot’s Best Books You’ve Never Heard of 

Elliott Bay Event featuring Seattle-Isfahan Sister City

NPR’s KPBS—Poetry, Magic, and a War-torn Childhood

San Diego Union-Tribune Front Page

Featured on A Story of Sorts Podcast

Kirkus Starred Review—spellbinding

Locus Magazine—A precious gift

Conversation with Sara Haghdoosti

Portland’s KBOO Radio—Jonesy Podcast

Featured on The Blue & Yellow Kitchen

Ten Questions with Ari Honarvar

Monologue for Monologging’s Visibility Issue

Colorado Public Radio Conversation: KGNU Metro 

CBS Covers Sold-out Launch @MysteriousGalaxy

The Healing Breath of Life Review

Powell’s Conversation with Ashleigh Renard

Coffee, Dogs & Books Review

Your Favorite Book Podcast

Book Riot’s Roundup of Rumi in Fiction

Select Talks & Interviews

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TEDx Talk

NBC—The Morality Police

MBC Persia چند شنبه با سینــا—minute 30:36 (turn on English captions)

Morning in America—Iran Protests

On Balance—Iran Protests

NBC—Iran Protests

The Third Way Podcast—Dangers of Theocracy—Rumi, novel, and savoring

The Actor’s Wish Podcast—Iran protests/novel

The Atlantic—Arranged Friendships

CNN Espanol—Afghan refugees

The Shift Network’s Mystic Summit

The Writer Magazine

Agape Editions—Iran Protests

WorldAbout Radio with Grace Farah

ShoutOut Colorado

KPFA—Plight of Refugees in 2022

The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast

The Infinite Capacity Podcast

Holtville Tribune—Migrant Deaths

Televisa’s Que Buen Dia

ABC 10 News on Unaccompanied Minors

The Sara Avant Stover Podcast

PRI KUTX Studio 1A

The Young Turk’s Rebel HQ 

Chicago Tribune—Dancing with Refugees

NPR Heartland Episode 10

Living 4D with Paul Chek—Rumi

TNOC—Actor Reading the Winning Flash Fiction

Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Marisol Quevedo Rerucha of National Parents Union

Metro KGNU—Refugees and Rumi

Video clip of KGNU interview

Video clip of Womyn Air interview

NPR Heartland Episode 1


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Quoted on the Daily News

Featured on Tally South

Greatful Living Word for the Day

Most Popular Vox Populi Posts of 2020

On the cover of Local Umbrella News

Most Popular Daily Good

Union Tribune’s Someone San Diego Should know: Ari Honarvar

The Establishment’s Writer Of The Week: Ari Honarvar

Featured on Good People, Good Things

Featured on Aftab Committee

Flash-Fiction Contests

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The Pomegranate Tree places 1st out of 1000+ entries in the contest, City in the Wild Garden, and is part of an anthology by the same name

A Child of the Oasis places 2nd out of 1,200 entries in Stories of the Nature of Cities 2099, and is part of the anthology, A Flash of Silver Green

Actor, Nora Achrati, reads A Child of the Oasis

Ongoing Refugee Support

Dancing with Refugees

Writers Conference & Workshops

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Taos Writers Conference

Belize Writers Conference 2020

AWP 2020 He Done Her Wrong Panel

Centering the Margins: Conversations with Writers of Color


Breaking Borders Panel Discussion and benefit

Rumi’s Gift Oracle Cards Buzz

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Featured in Spirituality & Health

Hermit’s Cave Video Review 

Featured on Awakening Aphrodite Podcast

Rachel Swirl’s Blog Post & Review

Free Spirit’s Video Review

Staff Pick at Tattered Cover Bookstore

PrayNite Video Review 

Unboxing of Rumi’s Gift Oracle Deck by Avalon Cameron

Rumi’s Gift Review SDFP

 Articles on our work

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Someone San Diego Should know

Bringing Music and Dance to Asylum Seekers, One Drumbeat at a Time

Drum circle helps refugee women heal from trauma

Artwork Featured on TV:

Loft Boys Episode 7

Studio Show Season 2 Episode 1

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