Tahereh Mafi is the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, The New York Times and USA Today. She was born somewhere in Connecticut in a small town, and currently resides with her husband, fellow author Ransom Riggs, in Santa Monica, California. Usually they can find her over-caffeinated and stuck in a book. Shatter Me is her first series, with TV rights optioned by ABC Signature Studios; in addition, her first middle-grade novel is now on t... he shelves, and Whichwood, her darker companion, will be on the shelves on November 14, 2017.READ MORE
we write every day, we fight every day, we think and scheme and dream a little dream every day. manuscripts pile up in the kitchen sink, run-on sentences dangle around our necks. we plant purple prose in our gardens and snip the adverbs only to thread them in our hair. we write with no guarantees, no certainties, no promises of what might come and we do it anyway. this is who we are.
Someone picked up the sun and pinned it to the sky again, but every day it hangs a little lower than the day before. It's like a negligent parent who only knows one half of who you are. It never sees how its absence changes people. How different we are in the dark.
I only know now that the scientists are wrong. The world is flat. I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for 17 years. I've been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand.