Here's an interview with Masha Hamilton which includes information about her switch from journalism to writing fiction.
Take a look at Masha's Amazon Blog, which has more information about the Camel Book Drive.
I recently finished reading Masha's second novel, The Distance Between Us, published in 2004. Now I want to read her first novel, Staircase of a Thousand Steps, published in 2001.
Especially, read MashaHamilton.com and learn about all her books.