Agent: Stephanie Sinclair Silmy Abdullah was born in Bangladesh.
Fiction The Fifth Rule Reef becomes the centre of controversy while he tries to rebuild his reputation and his relationship with Leeza, the only girl he has ever loved.
(Harper Collins, 2011) OLA Best Bet, Young Adult Fiction, 2012 “Pacing is fast and suspenseful throughout.
She immigrated to Canada in 1998 and since then, has considered Toronto her home.
Silmy is working on a collection of short stories that highlight the Bengali immigrant experience in Toronto, inspired by the lives of families she observed while growing up in Scarborough.
Reef and Leeza’s frustrated love story and Reef’s justifiable anger at the manipulative politician Decker are the emotional threads that propel readers through the plot.
The climax involves Reef’s going to confront Decker while Leeza races to stop him, and Aker uses short chapters alternating between the characters to keep readers on the edges of their seats.Reef, in particular, is introduced as a person no one can like; he’s belligerent, unrepentant, and destructive.As the tale unfolds, however, [the reader] follows the changes [he experiences] and sees that he is worthwhile, worth the effort.When she’s not writing she attends Al Hikmah Islamic Centre for their full time program on the study of the Qur’an.She also co-host of The Woman Up Podcast, an open discussion with women of all walks of life from almost every continent as they journey into self betterment, one conversation at a time.The father of two daughters, Don lives with his wife on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shoreline.