Author Spotlight – Nooshie Motaref

Today I bring to you the second of four author spotlight posts as part of the Clink Street Blogival 2016.

I’m very glad to bring to you a bio for author Nooshie Motaref today and i little info about her book Tapestries of the Heart which i will be reviewing on my blog shortly. 

Instantly i was drawn to this book from the press release alone –

Authentic and powerful novel explores the ever-changing effects of religion and politics in Iranian society, told through the lives of four generations of Persian women, inspired by the author’s personal experiences.  

If you have already read the book or plan to in the future let me know, i’d love t hear your thoughts.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one.

Tapestries of the Heart is available on Amazon –


Tapestries of the Heart: Four Women, Four Persian Generations




This award winning novel portrays four generations of Persian women over a span of one hundred years. It depicts the effects of religion and politics-ever changing in Iranian society. Tapestries stands out as a true representation of the cycle of life. The destinies of these characters are interwoven with many threads and the events and consequences throughout have a major impact on their lives. Throughout the generations, these women lived, loved, and fought for what they believed in. Though it was a struggle, they battled and endured when the odds were almost completely against them.


Nooshie Motaref, has gone through many challenging life experiences unlike many women from the Middle East. She grew up in Persia, and studied in four countries — Iran, Germany, Switzerland and United States. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in American Literature and Folklore from Florida State University. Her dissertation is a proof of Carl Jung’s theory, the “Collective Unconscious,” through Persian fairy tales and folktales.

She has taught university courses on humanities, literature and critical thinking. In addition, she is certified by the Conflict Resolution Program Act to promote peacemaking efforts worldwide.

In March of 2014, she presented one of her articles, “Women and Islam,” for a conference, Women and Education at Oxford University in Oxford, England.

She frequently gives speeches on several subjects related to her birthplace including its culture, traditions and religion. Her purpose is to familiarize Western audiences with  Iranian life and ethnicity.


Tapestries of the Heart is available on Amazon –

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