The International Book Fair started yesterday in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur.
My publisher sent me a schedule for us (the in-house writers) to fill in. My slot is on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of May so I am going to Kuala Lumpur again. Learning from previous experience, I booked a nice hotel just across the exhibition hall for a really good price for 4 days.
These few weeks I have been struggling to translate The Fault In Our Stars to Malay and indeed it was a difficult task. The editor asked for it by the end of April and I have my lucky stars to thank that I sent it just now. Phew.
My books sold surprisingly well especially to high school females (the main protagonist is a female aged 15) and also to mothers. My professor in my old uni had been promoting it to his students and they bought it :) I am yet to thank him face to face but I figure I had to. It was his kindness that made me who I am today.
I have a feeling that everything’s getting better and it will keep on doing so. I just have to be positive.
Good things are coming my way.