10 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Happy New Year, everyone! As we’re beginning this new year, I have been thinking about creativity, especially since I’ve experienced a surge in inspiration this past week after we returned from our holiday in Sydney, Australia.

Still a little jet lagged from our trip, new ideas […]

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

Editing: From Nay to YAY!

Hello friends! I’ve been feeling a bit exhausted lately, so when my husband invited me to join him at a conference last weekend in Bagan Lalang, on the Malaysian Goldcoast, I gladly accepted. And I must have found the inspiration I needed, because I managed […]

March 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |14 Comments

(One Year)

One year ago today was pub day for Beautiful Affliction! So much has happened this past year, more than I dared dream of, and I am just so grateful. Grateful to my publishers; the whole team at SheWrites Press, my team of agents and especially […]

(Paradise)

We came back last night from our Spring break adventure on a small island just off the Malaysian coast, named Pangkor Laut. It was magical! We fell asleep to the sounds of the waves, in our huts standing on pillars over the ocean, and we […]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

(Home)

We are finally starting to feel at home here in Kuala Lumpur. We have found the grocery stores and unpacked all the boxes and even managed to put our Indonesian carved wood artworks on the walls.  (The picture is the view from our living room, […]

February 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |16 Comments

(Kuala Lumpur)

Hello friends! We have landed in Kuala Lumpur and spent a few days getting to know the city. Some highlights were: getting the keys to our new home and see the girls enthusiastically choose their rooms, buying a ukulele for a very excited daughter, and […]

January 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

(Change)

Time flies so quickly! I can barely believe that four years of living in Jakarta have already passed. As I am writing this our house is being emptied by the movers, lifting the boxes containing all our things into a huge truck that will carry […]

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

(Hope)

Hello Friends! Here is a picture of Beautiful Affliction in my book shelf, next to some of the books on writing I have read and re-read the past years (and an Indonesian wood carved elephant 🙂 ). It is still a strange feeling, seeing and […]

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments