A slow step into the unknown
I have so many wishes for this year; one of the largest is to be brave.
I want to make the most of my “wild and precious life” (thank you, Mary Oliver, for always having the most perfect words), and not look back with regret that I avoided something because it was too unfamiliar, too stressful, too much.
Soon I will take my entire family across the world— and the thought of long haul flights and airport transfers and navigating a new city where the best of my language skill is how to say “one espresso coffee, please”— is equally wonderful and terrifying.
I’ve been trying to emotionally prepare myself, which made me realise— actually, I have done so many brave things in my life so far.
One of which was to leave behind my career as a librarian to become a full time author when I was rejected from grad school at my alma mater.
To write a strange, quiet, prosey book, to query it when everyone told me how impossible it is to find an agent, to go on submission when everyone told me how quiet books don’t sell.
Now I am here, looking forward to seeing my third book out in the world this October. It still feels completely surreal. In case you missed the cover reveal, here is the beautiful US version.
If you feel so inclined, you can add her on goodreads, or preorder from your fav bookstore…
Thank you all for being here, and for being part of my author journey. I hope 2023 is a year filled with brave moments for us all~