Amal El-Mohtar
Amal Content: a newsletter


A colourful sunset over the Outaouais River framed by bare tree branches, with two empty picnic tables in foreground.

Letter of News: Star Crossed, Signed Copies of Time War, Readercon, MusicalSplaining, and Project Pizza

Dear Friends, It's been almost two months since I've written to you. Partly this was due to receiving guests and
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A red brick wall covered in vines and branches, broad leaves shifting colour from green to red at the beginning of autumn.

Letter of News: Books of Witches, Can*Con schedule and Menewood Review

Dear Friends, It's October! There's a great deal to share! Let's dive into it. I'm thrilled to be taking part
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A view of the Ottawa river from Remic Rapids, with its famous free-standing stacked stone sculptures in the foreground.

Can*Con Schedule - October 13-15

Here's my finalized schedule for Can*Con, Ottawa's local SFF convention! I'm so happy to be attending in person for
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Two stacks of signed This Is How You Lose the Time War on a bookstore counter angled like wings behind one faced-out copy.

The first day of Autumn

is, calendrically speaking, still a week away, but today I felt it: the weather cold enough to demand a hoodie,
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Rough-hewn stone steps flanked by flowering raspberry shrubs and greenery, leading up to mystery.

How far can you travel into August

When I was a child, I watched with great and regular passion a show called Are You Afraid of the
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On the left, a modern, cartoony interpretation of a witch; on the right, a more traditional woodcut-inspired one.

Letter of News: August Star Wars Witches

Dear Friends, Happy Lammas, Merry Lughnasadh, and a fine August 1 to you all! The first day in August is
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Two black and white cats sleeping on a grey couch near a window full of greenery.

Letter of News: Bookstore Event + A Month's Worth of Links

Dear Friends, I sit down to write this letter, and look back through the last month for some kind of
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Abstract image of black ink smeared or stamped in a vague rectangle across a canvas.

A dream of a wake

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The river Clyde dark grey and sparkling under a mass of cloud through which sunlight pours in billowing streams.

Letter of News: Glasgow, Signed Books, Otherworldly

Dear Friends, I'm writing to you from Glasgow, Scotland, where I've been for the better part of two weeks, wrestling
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Photo of me on the left next to textbox that reads FOUR NEW BOOKS FROM AUTHOR AMAL EL-MOHTAR, above the Tor Books logo.

Letter of News: Wayward, Yellowface, and Kind of a Big Deal

Dear Friends, I promise this isn't a daily newsletter! These are merely extraordinary circumstances! I'm writing to you from Vancouver
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