Roxana's Revolution
  Farin Powell   

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I'm Farin Powell, author of The Mother: A Novel, Life Is Good: A Book of Poetry,The Judge, Roxana's Revolution and Two Weddings and a Piece of Heaven.

About the Author
Farin Powell practices law in Washington, D.C.  In addition to many legal publications, she has published short stories and poems in various literary magazines and poetry anthologies. She is also the author of The Mother: A Novel,  the books of poetry Life is Good and A Piece of Heaven and novels Two Weddings, Roxana's Revolution and The Judge

The Mother: A Novel

After her father’s death, 25-year old Helen Miller needs a fresh start. She finds a job that takes her to Paris. But when her charming new boss, the rich 45-year old Jake Klein, begins dating her, Helen can’t resist falling for him despite the age difference.

Shortly after a fairytale wedding, Helen discovers disturbing news about her husband’s past. Feeling homesick, dealing with a difficult pregnancy and her troubled marriage lead Helen to return to DC. She tries to start a new life with Jake and their daughter Daisy, but finds it impossible to ignore Jake’s infidelity. She divorces him not knowing she cannot escape Jake’s manipulative actions.

Daisy’s illness and an inexplicable turn of events force Helen to ignore Jake and concentrate only on her daughter’s happiness, not knowing that a new love is waiting for her in an unexpected place.



Life is Good: A Book of Poetry

Life is Good portrays loss, pain and other life-trauma events with a clear, strong voice. Powell's verse cuts through the veneer and goes straight to the aching heart, yearning at once for healing and redemption. This is a book for those who despite their loss, still want to live and discover the unknown destiny. __Mike Maggio, Vice-President, Poetry Society of Virginia and author of Garden of Rain.

Life is Goodis Farin Powell's poignant emotional and psychological account of death of a loved one and the future challenges. These deep and touching poems are a welcome collection grounded in the affirmation that life goes on even as the pain goes on. __Barry D. Amis, author of Mere Being.

Life is Good is a moving journey through love and loss, punctuated with glances at people and places along the way. __Sally Zakaria, author of The Unknowable Mystery of Other People.

LIFE IS GOOD - A Book of Poetry

Life is Good is a collection of sixty poems divided into four sections. At the beginning, the speaker describes the pain and grief associated with death of a loved one. Although she realizes that life goes on, she sometime feels she has no place to go. Finally, she pays attention to what's going on around her and the lives of others.

Throughout the collection, every now and then, the speaker wonders about the role of God shaping her destiny. Despite the title of each section, every poem tells a story, describes a feeling or reveals an experience.


The Judge

The Judge has sold more than 10,000 copies during January-March 2017 period. It has received more than 218 reviews on amazon, and many on GoodRead.

About my book, The Judge

Three ex-convicts, whose lives have been ruined by harsh sentences of Judge Walter McNeil, conspire to seek revenge. Out for retribution, they kidnap, and then torture the Judge. The lead kidnapper who was involved in the disappearance of the judge’s daughter four years earlier, also has another plan—to remove the Judge from presiding over the triple murder case where his nephew is a co-defendant. He constructs a plan hoping to get the judge convicted and sent to jail for a long time. This creates a twisted web that connects the lives of both the criminals and the judge himself. Amanda Perkins, a savvy criminal defense attorney and Aristo Manfredi, a crafty detective who has a crush on her team up to unravel the clues and free the Judge.


My novel Roxana's Revolution is out. Please check it out on and



Has received Editor's Choice Award

"The writing is rich and literate in style, painting a fascinating word portrait...a humanist depth in the way the author portrays the title character's global journey...successfully engaging the reader's interest in wanting to know what will happen next."

—Judge, Writer's Digest's 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards  


“An ambitious novel of an Iranian woman’s personal and professional struggles during a time of war and unrest…Powell does a good job of capturing the intense emotions of a very dramatic time…a captivating plot with a well-developed protagonist.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading Roxana’s Revolution, a gripping story of individuals caught in events both inexplicable and out of control. We see the characters pulled between desire for something better for their beloved homeland and the growing knowledge that even worse is waiting for them, their friends, and their families. Eventually reality overwhelms, as it always does, even the most fervent hopes."

—John Limbert


"Few American readers are familiar with the Iranian side of the 1979 crisis, and this is an eye-opening look at a country in turmoil."

—Publishers Weekly


About my book, Roxana's Revolution

When the media frenzy over the hostage crisis of 1979 worsens and anti-Iranian sentiment surges all over the United States, Roxana, a Wall Street attorney, has no choice but to return to Iran. During a stop in Paris, she reunites with her two childhood friends and meets Steve Radcliff, an American reporter with a tenacious attraction to her. Back in Tehran, where circumstances are nothing less than volatile, Roxana learns that revolutions, while exciting and historic on the pages of a book are painful to endure. As one crisis after other spins out of control, the government imposes wearing of a mandatory veil. This harsh revolutionary rule and Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran diminish Roxana’s hope to have a normal life. She rejects Steve’s marriage proposal and refuses to leave Iran with him. But a near- death experience and loss of her freedom in a border- sealed Iran propel her to enter a marriage doomed from its inception.

In this novel, an Iranian woman’s life comes full circle as she takes a journey through Europe, and back to the United States, where she senses that the ghost of the hostage crisis still lingers. A dire situation leads Roxana back to Paris where a life-altering surprise is waiting for her.

With her green card application now suspended, Roxana has no choice but to return to Iran with her two childhood friends, Lili and Nina. During a quick stop in Paris, Roxana meets Steve Radcliff, an American reporter with a tenacious attraction to her. She then continues on to Tehran, where circumstances are nothing less than volatile. As one crisis after other spins out of control, the government imposes a mandatory veil that diminishes Roxana’s attempt to have a normal life. After she endures a near-death experience and loses her freedom in a border-sealed Iran, a desperate Roxana decides to enter into a marriage doomed from its inception.

In this novel, an Iranian woman’s life comes full circle as she takes a journey through Europe, Holland, and back to the United States, where she is offered a life-altering surprise.


About my book, Two Weddings 

After she dies and arrives in Heaven, Catherine discovers that life is still a mystery and full of hidden surprises. 

Catherine, a florist in San Francisco, and David, a doctor from New York City, both die of a heart attack on the same day in the same hospital. They meet in Heaven, and together befriend an angel named Oliver who occasionally allows them to observe certain events on Earth. Catherine is particularly worried about her daughter, Sarah, a wedding planner who seems to have lost her way. She asks Oliver to let her speak to Sarah in her dreams, hoping that the dreams will end Sarah's mourning.

 Her new friend, David, has his own concerns about his son, Dan. After learning more about Dan, Catherine is convinced that she has found a perfect match for Sarah. Dan lives in New York City and is trying to extricate himself from a broken marriage, but Rachel, his actress wife, won't give him a divorce.

 Catherine and David convince Oliver to arrange for their children to meet. After two failed attempts, Oliver finally succeeds and Sarah and Dan fall in love—but their road to happiness holds many obstacles yet.

 A secret revealed to Catherine shatters her new world in Heaven. Only time will reveal whether there will be a happy ending for Catherine and Sarah.


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