Greetings from Bali! We have a lot to celebrate: the girls’ holiday from school, my “second birthday” (which was last week: the 7th anniversary of my heart surgeries), and one month since the official publication day for Beautiful Affliction! In addition, it is Islamic New Year in Indonesia, […]
I was woken up this morning by my husband and the girls singing Happy Birthday and carrying a tray with fruit salad and apple juice. The anniversary of my heart surgeries have become my “second birthday” and there is nothing better than to celebrate with my family and […]
Wow, there’s so much going on that the big book tour I had planned in October, spanning across Asia–Sweden–Philadelphia, USA, turned out to not perhaps be the best idea. We’re holding off on that for now, since I am completely busy answering interviews, appearing on radio (last night), […]
It has already been a week since Publication Day, and what a week!
The first 24 hours I barely slept because of the congratulations that poured in from the US, Europe and Asia. Since these are three different time zones, people started waking up before people in another time […]
The official publication day for Beautiful Affliction is finally here!
Today my book is released in bookstores all over the US! Amazon and other online booksellers started shipping the book three weeks ago, and I have been getting so many messages, pictures, favorite quotes, questions about the book, early reviews […]
I have done this before. Counted the days and weeks to an important event. One spring many years ago I counted the moments until my wedding, filled with thoughts of pearl-embroidered silk and waltzing with my dear groom to be. While stroking my heavy belly, singing to my […]
This week I have been guest author on best-selling author Terri Giuliano Long’s blog. It was a tremendous honor to be invited to join her on her wonderful blog and this week I have been amazed time and again by the beautiful ways my book was presented, it […]
We are moving to Kuala Lumpur!
Maybe you already guessed it, when I mentioned we were going on a “mini vacation” to Malaysia. 🙂 We came back yesterday, after three intense days of getting to know the city and visiting friends who live there. I wanted to take more […]