AWARD WINNING AUTHOR
“Abdulaziz is a master at crafting a thriller that is paced by truth.”
When Sahar Abdulaziz isn’t busy plotting a stabbing, a garroting, or a murder ––all on paper of course––she’s busy writing about her crew of highly-entertaining, quirky, unpredictable book characters. Some have been lovely, big-hearted, gentle souls, merely temporarily lost and in search of answers. Others have been eccentric, unconventional, and used to writing their own rules––determined to live their best life to the fullest. A few … okay, perhaps more than a few, have been devious, duplicitous, and dangerous. Undeniably not the kind of personalities one would want to cross paths within a dark alley or locked up with in some seedy hotel room.
Sahar Abdulaziz has authored eleven books: But You LOOK Just Fine [Health/non-fiction], As One Door Closes [Contemporary Fiction], The Broken Half [Contemporary Fiction], Secrets That Find Us [Fiction/Thriller/Suspense], Tight Rope [Thriller/Political Fiction], Expendable [Psychological suspense] Unlikely Friends [Book 1, Literary Fiction/satire] The Gatekeepers Notebook[psychological suspense], Devoted Friends [Book 2, Literary Fiction/satire], Unexpected Friends [Book 3, Literary Fiction/satire] and her children’s book, The Dino Flu.
Abdulaziz’s work covers a wide range of hard-hitting topics: mood disorders [depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, PPD], domestic violence and sexual assault, marital and family dysfunction, racism, sexism, and prejudice, but most of all–survivorship. Her multidimensional characters have been described as having “substance and soul.”
Abdulaziz holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and Administration, and a Community Health Administration certification. In 1995, she received a Certificate in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Counseling, and shortly after, as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate. In 2016, Abdulaziz received an award for Community Written Expression at the Second Annual Monroe County Image Awards, and, in 2018, was nominated for the Rabata, ‘We Are Aisha.’ In 2019, her novel Tight Rope won The Daybreak Book Award for Muslim Fiction, and her satire novel, Unlikely Friends, was a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. In 2020, her novel The Gatekeeper's Notebook and her novel, Devoted Friends were both Finalists in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
She has guest co-hosted for Sistah Chat Radio, WESS 90.3 FM, Gynesis Radio, and is a member of the Pocono Liar’s Writer’s Club. Rep’d by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing and Limitless Publishing, and Shaggy Dog, LLC. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.