On October 16, 2019, I had the great opportunity of reading from my novel “The Allspice Bath” as part of the 2019 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. With gratitude to the wonderful people who came out to my book reading. Your support meant a great deal to me. Special thanks to Allison for inviting me and for all her hard work in organizing the event. It was great meeting new readers and raising some money for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO). There was belly dancing, drum-playing, Lebanese cookies (from Le Roi Pasteries & Bakery at 1729 Bank St., Ottawa) and cheese bread and spinach pies (from Prince Ali Bakery at 1600 Walkley Rd., Ottawa). Shukran, merci, thank you everyone!