I almost cannot believe that this journey has come to an end. Nine months ago, I stood at the cusp of Dawn of the Guardian’s International Book Tour, the long road still ahead of me, the mountains still waiting to be climbed, the stories yet to be told.
Now, after 50 events spanning Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada and Mexico, the curtain has dropped on this phase of my journey. The chapter has ended but the book goes on. It’s been a crazy ride but if I could have only one word to describe this rollercoaster, it would be transformative.
And if I had to do it all again tomorrow, all the stressful days, 12-hour car rides, uncertain moments and long nights, I would. Because it would mean I would get to see you all again. I would get to answer your questions, see your smiles, hear your laughter, listen to your stories, and become your friend. And that is worth everything.
I would choose you always.
Without a doubt, in a heartbeat.
“A book contract with the country’s largest publishing company and chain bookstore, and press, media and book tour events that currently have me torn between a state of euphoria and shock.“
You have changed my life in ways I could not imagine and inspired me just as the stars inspire the sky and the moon inspires the sea.
Dawn of the Guardian has grown to become the book I felt in my heart it would be. And I cannot wait to read you its next chapter.
May we meet again along this path of life. May we share words and stories and smiles once more. Thank you.
Now for some exciting news! After 3 years away, we have finally returned to the city where it all began: Budapest. This sparkling cultural masterpiece of central Europe, the place where I wrote the entire first draft of Dawn of the Guardian and my old home.
When we left 3 years ago for Spain, in the (successful) attempt to escape another bitterly cold Winter, I couldn’t have imagined the circumstances under which we would be returning. A book contract with the country’s largest publishing company and chain bookstore, and press, media and book tour events that currently have me torn between a state of euphoria and shock.
I am so grateful to the incredible team at Libri and Kolibri Publishing and it is with exhilaration, elation, anticipation and a whole lot of gratitude that we’ll be launching Dawn of the Guardian’s Hungarian sister: Az Őrző hajnala on September 1st, 2017!
Until then I’ll be here… jumping up and down on my bed.
To all of you who are interested in purchasing a Hungarian copy of Dawn of the Guardian, you can preorder a copy via the Kolibri website. Also once launch day comes, you’ll be able to pick up your very own copy from any Libri bookstore in Hungary.
Also to all my Hungarian readers out there, we will be announcing the tour dates very soon via Kolibri Kiadó and here via my Dawn of the Guardian Events page, so do keep your eyes open for that as I would love to be able to meet you in person.
With Summer still in full swing here in Budapest, don’t forget to check out @dawnoftheguardian on Instagram for a look at what adventures we’re getting up to, as well as updates and more!
The next couple of months will see us calling Hungary home once more, at least all the way up to the Holiday season in December. After being on the road for so long I’m very much looking forward to being able to unpack for a little while, and finally have a space to be able to complete writing Dawn of the Guardian’s sequel that’s not from the backseat of our car. 🙂