Malia Zaidi

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!
I am the author of A Poisonous Journey, A Darker Shore and The Study of Silence the first three novels in the new Lady Evelyn Mystery series.
I have been active on Goodreads for a while and am always happy to explore new books to add to my toppling pile:-)
I am a painter and enthusiastic traveler and have lived in Germany and the US, though my dream home is a cottage in the Cotswolds...

Check out my blog, The Princess and the Pen: http://www.princessandpen.com/

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Malia Zaidi I'm working on the next Lady Evelyn mystery. For Book Two, Evelyn will be going on another adventure and there may or may not be fatalities...
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“I yearn for empty thoughts and silence in my head. For someone to sit down beside me, to hold my hand and take away the cold sting of loneliness that creeps under my skin like an English winter.”
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message 43: by Malia

Malia Robert wrote: "Hi, Malia. Thanks—great making the connecting. Looking forward to checking out some of your work.
—R"


Thank you, Robert!


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Robert Smith Hi, Malia. Thanks—great making the connecting. Looking forward to checking out some of your work.
—R


message 41: by Malia (last edited Feb 17, 2018 04:32PM)

Malia Faye* wrote: "Hey Malia, thanks so much for the friend invite! :)
I'm actually currently listening to The Cruel Prince, and so far I'm finding it very enjoyable.
Happy reading! :)"


I'm glad you like it! I was expecting to be disappointed because of all the hype, but it lived up to high expectations! Jude was a bit frustrating sometimes, but overall, it was a fun read for me:-)


message 40: by Faye*

Faye* Hey Malia, thanks so much for the friend invite! :)
I'm actually currently listening to The Cruel Prince, and so far I'm finding it very enjoyable.
Happy reading! :)


message 39: by Malia (last edited Jan 30, 2018 02:11PM)

Malia Candace wrote: "Malia,
Thanks for the friend invite. I checked out your books and have added one to my TBR list. I went to the Princess and the Pen. Enjoyed your write up on Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudn..."


Hi Candace,
Thanks for visiting my blog:-) I hope to promote many more new and Indie authors in the future.
Happy reading to you as well, and have a nice evening!
Malia


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Candace Malia,
Thanks for the friend invite. I checked out your books and have added one to my TBR list. I went to the Princess and the Pen. Enjoyed your write up on Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney. Thanks for promoting new authors.
Happy Reading & Successful Writing,
Candace


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Malia Carolyn wrote: "Hi Malia - nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend request :)"

Thanks for accepting! Nice to meet you too:-)


message 36: by Carolyn

Carolyn Hi Malia - nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend request :)


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Malia Tracey wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend invite!"

Thanks for accepting:-) Hope you're having a good week!


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Tracey (Life and Literature) Thank you so much for the friend invite!


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Malia Majenta wrote: "Hello, Malia! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books, best wishes for whatever's next! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta"


Hi Majenta!
Nice to meet you here, and thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes:-)
Happy reading to you, too, and a wonderful summer!!
-Malia


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Majenta Hello, Malia! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books, best wishes for whatever's next! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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Malia Frances wrote: "Thank you for the friend request Malia. Hope you continue to enjoy Dark Matter!"

Thanks you, Frances, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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Frances Thank you for the friend request Malia. Hope you continue to enjoy Dark Matter!


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Malia Ted wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, Malia."

Thanks for accepting it, Ted! I look forward to chatting about books:-)


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Ted Thanks for the friend invite, Malia.


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Malia Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake) wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite! Can't wait to chat books! :D"

Me too! Thanks for accepting and have a great week!


Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Thanks for the friendvite! Can't wait to chat books! :D


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Malia Sarah wrote: "Hey Malia ~ Thanks for connecting!"

Thanks, Sarah! Have a nice weekend:-)


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Rhi Hey Malia ~ Thanks for connecting!


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Malia Sophia wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Malia!

See you around GR. :)"


Thanks, Sophia! Happy reading:-)


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Sophia Thanks for the friend request, Malia!

See you around GR. :)


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Malia Caroline wrote: "Thank you, Malia, for the friend-vite. I look forward to chatting with you! :]"

Thanks for accepting it and have a nice weekend!


Caroline Thank you, Malia, for the friend-vite. I look forward to chatting with you! :]


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Malia Dolors wrote: "Thanks for your lovely response and for sending a friend request Malia. Hah, I am actually unable to provide a single title, particularly since I joined this page (I've read countless master pieces..."

Thank you, Dolors! I love "Jane Eyre" definitely one of my favorites also, but I agree, it's so difficult to decide on just one:-)
I was in Barcelona last summer, such a lively city!
-M


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Dolors Thanks for your lovely response and for sending a friend request Malia. Hah, I am actually unable to provide a single title, particularly since I joined this page (I've read countless master pieces since then), but I will always hold "Jane Eyre" dear to me. John Banville, Proust, Lessing and Shakespeare have never disappointed so far, so my answer shifts between the literary currents of these authors...
I can't wait to discuss books with you, greetings from Barcelona till then! ;P


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Malia Stepheny(Annie Wilkes) wrote: "I always change my mind about what mine would be. But it's usually the same few. Today I say raven. :)"

A good choice! Ravens tend to be rather mysterious creatures, do they?


Stepheny I always change my mind about what mine would be. But it's usually the same few. Today I say raven. :)


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Malia Marita wrote: "Hi Malia,
Thank you for your friend request. I look forward to sharing views and reviews."


Me too, Marita! Nice to meet you:-)


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Marita Hi Malia,
Thank you for your friend request. I look forward to sharing views and reviews.


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Malia Inge wrote: "Hi Malia! Thank you for the friend request. You asked me where I would go if I had all the money in the world -- I have several answers for that. First of all, space. Second of all, Hogwarts. And t..."

I love all things English, too! I went to Scotland this Summer for the first time, and it was wonderful, highly recommended:-)


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Inge Hi Malia! Thank you for the friend request. You asked me where I would go if I had all the money in the world -- I have several answers for that. First of all, space. Second of all, Hogwarts. And thirdly, I love everything English -- Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand are probably highest on my list. :)


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Malia Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "Hi Malia! I actually haven't gotten to see The Martian yet, but I'm planning on soon! Possibly Sunday :) Things have been so busy lately but that's definitely on my priority list."

I was pretty pleased with the way they adapted it, and the casting was perfect. Hope you get to see it soon:-)


Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* Hi Malia! I actually haven't gotten to see The Martian yet, but I'm planning on soon! Possibly Sunday :) Things have been so busy lately but that's definitely on my priority list.


Brandi Thanks for the friend request! Cairo is one of my top choices, too!


Jonetta Thanks for the friend invitation! We seem to have the same eclectic tastes in reading:)


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Steve Thanks for the friend request!


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Malia Thanks, I'm working on it:) see you around!


Jonathan Terrington Hey, thanks so much for the friend request. I hope to see you commenting and reviewing around!


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Malia Happy Holidays Everyone!


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Malia I paint a lot, but mostly for myself, same with my writing. I've only let very few people read what I write:)Do you have a favourite author?


message 2: by Marie

Marie Hi Mali, thanks for the friend request!

You like painting? I do love art, but much like my writing, I just don't dare try often. My art teacher in high school only had a short segment of acrylic painting because she didn't like to paint, so I'm mostly self-taught.


Juliana Philippa Hey Malia! Welcome to GR :-)


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