I had the most amazing week and the most awesome part was meeting Tahereh Mafi! Yes, you heard right: I'VE MET TAHEREH MAFI AND SHE'S AMAZING! Most of you guys have a whole list with awesome authors you've met. But unfortunately living in The Netherlands means rarely meeting your favorite authors. Luckily, the most awesome publishing house in The Netherlands, BLOSSOM BOOKS, made it happen that Tahereh Mafi came to the Netherlands and arranged two Meet & Greets. I was part of the first one in Voorburg in the Children's Bookstore In de Wolken (translated: In The Clouds). A really cosy bookshop and it was the perfect setting for this M&G.
|Tahereh Mafi and Me!|
|Photo from Blossombooks.nl|
You would think the awesomeness would stop here, but no! You will probably know Destroy Me (or "Verwoest Me"), and that it's published as an enovella. Well, we Dutchies can be cool sometimes, because here it's published in hardcover! Just like Shatter Me (or "Vrees Me" in Dutch) and they look so pretty together! I got Shatter Me as a present after finishing my internship at Blossom Books (which is an imprint of Kluitman) and all my colleagues wrote something in it. And now I have Destroy Me, which is signed by Tahereh!
So a huge thank you to Tahereh for coming here and letting us meet her and answer all our questions. You're truly amazing!
And also a HUGE thank you to Myrthe, for arranging for Tahereh Mafi to come here and have this Meet & Greet with us, and of course for the delicious food! You rock!