Last Sunday, I got the chance to attend the blogger’s forum of NBS with best selling author Jennifer Niven. Jenn is the author of one of the most heartbreaking young adult book last year, All The Bright Places and other fiction and non-fiction books such as Becoming Clementine, Velva Jean Learns to Fly and others. Her upcoming book Holding Up the Universe will be out this October 2016.
During the forum we got the chance to drill Jenn with our questions about her books, writing, and a little about her life as an author. It’s good that Jenn is game and ready for all our questions and fan-girling. She is soft-spoken and all smiles during the Q&A. And when I got the chance to talk to her one on one she’s so sweet and lovely. I get few hugs from her and she’s just so welcoming. For a best-selling author she’s very humble. Sometimes it feels like she’s more thankful that she get the chance to meet us – her readers and followers than the other way around. Her emotional message to her Filipino fans at the end of the forum will tell you how much grateful she is. I just love authors like her.
credit to kate for the above photos
Jenn signing my copy of All The Bright Places
A million thanks to Jenn for visiting us all the way here in the Manila. It’s really a wonderful and memorable experience meeting and talking to you in person. I really hope you got another chance to visit us again someday. We miss you already.
Thank you also to the people of National Book Stores and Penguin Random House for bringing Jennifer here and for organizing the bloggers’ forum.