November 2018 Update – A Richly Realized Underwater Tale

It’s been an exciting and busy time for The Oyster Thief! And momentum is picking up even more. Following last month’s successful book launch, The Oyster Thief has been receiving tremendous engagement across media and social media. I’ve gathered the latest updates for you below.

Also, you’ll see information in this update about a publicity intern role I am recruiting for, and book events!



I wrote an article about ocean science and conservation in The Ecologist, a world-leading environmental affairs platform based in the UK. Take a look here.

(Credits, from left to right: Lindsey @readingbetweethe_wines, Tiffany @bookishly_tiff, Jacky @betterwithabookinmyhand)

The Oyster Thief is a richly realized underwater tale….[about] the importance of honoring your own radiance. It truly shines.” Toronto Star 

“Faruqi weaves science and environmental conservation facts into a fascinating tale of love, drama, and intrigue.” — Desi News

“I adored The Oyster Thief! I cannot recommend it enough.” — Literary Treats

“There isn’t often a book that both successfully educates as well as entertains, but The Oyster Thief manages to do both deftly.” — Don’t Forget Your Boots

Sonia Faruqi built up an incredible world through poignant and fluid writing.” — Nerd Daily

(Credits, from left to right: Kylie @frenchiefiction, Elizabeth @bookishconnoisseur, Alyssa @readers_journey)

If you’re in the mood for listening more than reading, you can have a listen to these two podcasts in which I chatted about the ocean, The Oyster Thief, and Rachel Carson: GSMC Book Review and Book Riot. 

There’s a lot more coverage of The Oyster Thief than I’ve included in this note; you can find it here!


I am currently recruiting for a Publicity Intern position. The role involves leading and assisting with The Oyster Thief’s publicity efforts (e.g. media, events). The role offers a terrific hands-on learning opportunity for someone interested in marketing, entrepreneurship, writing, publishing, or the environment. It is a remote and part-time position. The ideal candidate is a keen learner and self-starter who is organized, professional, and communicative. If you’re interested (or have someone to recommend for the role), please e-mail me at


The book launch party of The Oyster Thief in Toronto was an amazing event. There were about 80 people in attendance, including leaders in the field of arts and business. Some photos below, courtesy of Iryna Goy and Tapas Easwar.

I am looking forward to my next event, which will be at West Hill United Church in Toronto. Here is the event information: Sunday, November 18 at 10.30am at 62 Orchard Park Drive.