One year ago, I had announced on my blog that Dathra has now become a published book (post).
Time flies so fast! Ever since that announcement I’ve had so much feedback its overwhelming. Many were happy it was finally a book. 99.9% hated the book cover. I had an amazing book signing night, flower bouquets, chocolates and gifts, went on sale in Dubai and became Kinokuniya’s 2nd best seller, went on sale in Amazon, and changed my life forever.
I still cannot believe I have an actual book. It is so weird, like looking through a bubble to the outside world. Of course it wasn’t all roses and cream. Got scathing reviews, people who hated it, people who hated its mistakes, people who hated the use of my nickname Danderma on it. People who hated me having a book in the first place.
On this occasion I am glad to announce that book 2 is not very far behind. Not at all. Expect an announcement that its out starting mid May. Book cover is being done by a well known and much loved local Kuwaiti talent who is also a Dathra fan -care to take a guess?-. Book editing and proofreading is being handled by a professional friend with a degree.
Its just a matter of time really before you have the 2nd book in your hand and its going to ROCK! If you haven’t read the first book I suggest you go and read it now in preparation for the 2nd. My dream for this book is to be stocked at my favorite bookstore of all times, Waterstones UK. You never know it might actually come true.
On Dathra’s book’s birthday I just want to thank you, every single one of you, especially the ones who hated the book and weren’t afraid to say so. For everyone who asked when the 2nd book is coming out, it made me want to finish the 2nd book just for you.
If you are a fan of the book you have my friend Lama to thank for she was the one who sat me down and practically forced me to create the book, love you lamooya :* And finally for Um Mit3ib and Jacquies, Dathra’s two biggest fans, a special thank you, your enthusiasm is what’s going to make book two happen insah2 Allah :*
Happy Birthday Dathoora’s book, kil 3am o entaw bkhair