Roxana's Revolution
  Farin Powell   

I received the 2015 Women of Impact Award by Focus on Women Magazine on October 15, 2015. 


































In December of 2012 I was invited by Iranian American Bar Association to talk about Roxana's Revolution followed by book signing.




































Book Works has selected Roxana's Revolution as "The Book of the Week." (11/24/14 through 11/31/14). Visit 

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By Farin Powell

Farin Powell is an attorney practicing in Washington D.C. She’s also a poet and a writer. Her poetry collection of 90 poems was published in 2009, titled: "A Piece of Heaven". She has published two novels; "Two Weddings", and "Roxana's Revolution" both of which have received good reviews. "Roxana's Revolution" has also received Editors Choice Award, good reviews by Publishers Weekly, kirkus Reviews, and others.

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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 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 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. A dire situation takes Roxana back to Paris where a life-altering surprise is waiting for her.



On October 16,2014, I was invited by Focus on Women Magazine to attend Women of Impact Gala in columbia, Md. I was honored to be included among many accomplished women. I enjoyed meeting and talking with them. For the list of honorees, please visit

Impact Gala for Women 


CLICK HERE to listen to WICH with Mark Wayne on June 4, 2013

CLICK HERE to listen to radio interview with Veronica Morgan on May 30, 2013

CLICK HERE to listen to interview with SpotLite RadioPM on May 22, 2013 at 4:36, 144 minute marker

CLICK HERE to listen to Podcast from interview with Larry Whitler on June 4, 2013

CLICK HERE to listen to interview by Ms. Shelly Irwin, WGVU-AM on June 4, 2013

*Radio interview, WILY-AM, "Hotline" IL./MO, hostess, Ms. Cooksey.

CLICK HERE to listen to interview by Dan Collier, WDIS-AM on June 6,2013

Radio interview, KCMN-AM, by Tron simpson, Colorad Spring, Co, on June 11, 2013, at 3 PM.

Telephone interview, by Felicia Kelly, Huffington Post, June 12, 2013.

Radio Interview, WTBQ-AM, by Frank Truatt, NY, NY, June 13, 2013, at 7:15 AM.

Radio interview, WELW-AM, by Ray and Sarah Somich, Cleaveland, OH, June 13, 2013, at 7:37.

Radio interview, WCXZ-AM, by Tom Amis, Knoxvill, TN, June 13, 2013, at 8:30 AM.

CLICK HERE to listen to Radio interview, WMST-AM, by Dan Manley, Lexington. KY, June 13, 2013, 9-10 AM.

Focus on Women Magazine has chosen Roxana's Revolution (out of many books submitted to them) as a good book

to be included in their eBOOKSTORE. See the following links; 

See LisAnn's review of Roxana's Revolution posted on IndigoQuill, by clicking on: 

I was interviewed by Susan Yackee of Voice of America on July 24,2013. It will run on Monday, July the 29th, at 8:30 AM, and 1:30 PM. It can also be found on their website, under program (International Edition). The interview was in English, but some other language services are expected to pick it up.

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  Click on Listen for Monday, July 29,2013, Inernational Edition, 13:30 GMT, at 25:25 marker.

See Gigi Frost's review of Roxana's Revolution, click on the following:

http:/ ; also on

I'm excited for the good review I received from Publishers Weekly. PW is known to be brutal even when they review a best-selling author's book. Please visit If you're subscribed it was published on their August 26,2013 issue on page 26.

 For Iona McNeil's review on Roxana's Revolution visit

For Sally wolf's review of Roxana's Revolution and her interview with me see:

Glynis Smy, an author who lives in U.K.  has show cased "Roxana's Revolution" on her website:

I'm happy to report that today (10/30/13) Roxana's Revolution received the Editor's Choice Award by iUniverse. 

* Some lengthy radio interviews cannot be made available on this website, but you can listen to them directly by visiting the radio station's website. 

All my books are now carried by Fairfax Public libraries.  

 The Iranian Cultural Society invited me to speak about Roxana's Revolution, on Feb. 3, 2014. I had a very sophisticated audience who kept me talking about the book for 3 hours. I had never sold so many books after my speech. I appreciated the enthusiasm. The event was covered in IRANMEHR newspaper on February 4, 2014. See


This short video about Roxana's Revolution will be posted on the website of Unicorn's Writers Conference (On the conference date 3/22/14). The book will be sold by a local book store at the conference. I'm grateful to Jan Kardys who has organized the conference.

I attended the Unicorn Writers conference; it was wonderfful.

Roxana's Revolution will be displayed at LA Times Book Festival.


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