(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 ūüôā ). It is still a strange feeling, seeing and […]

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

(Grateful)

I am just filled with gratitude as the feedback from readers comes in; grateful that they are reading Beautiful Affliction, grateful that they take the time to tell me about their experiences of reading my book, and grateful for amazing accounts like these:

A mother with grown […]

November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |18 Comments

(I ‚ô• Book Clubs)

I am very happy to report that several book clubs in the US, Canada and Sweden have chosen to read Beautiful Affliction, something¬†I consider a¬†tremendous honor. I only wish I could be there when they discuss my book after reading it, oh, to be a […]

October 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |6 Comments

(In Bali!)

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 […]

(7th Anniversary)

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 […]

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , , |16 Comments