Got this email yesterday:
When I first heard what your book was about, I was immediately interested. It’s not every day the main character of a novel is a teenage Sikh girl.
Your novel was definitely one of the best I have read in a long while. In a time where Twilight is pretty much the extent of what teenagers are reading today it was nice to take a break from all that fictional stuff and read something real. I admire you for being able to create a novel that so many South Asian teenage girls can relate to. Shine Coconut Moon has definitely caught my attention and the attention of my friends.
Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about your novel. I look forward to reading whatever novel you decide to write next. -- Jasmine Hayer
SIGH. Such a gift. Reminds me that this is one of the main reasons I do what I do--and why I love it so much.
Happy Monday, all!