I’ve been wanting to read Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto for ages. First reason is because she is a Filipino writer. Second reason is because this is her very first novel, which is not published by a local publishing house (whom I have nothing against), but by an international publisher. It is a big deal to get published abroad, especially if it is your very first novel.
This novel is just proof that writing dreams do happen, especially to first timers, who just believe and persevere. I am well into the first 4 chapters of the book and am very much enjoying every word. This is one of the better reads I’ve had in quite some time. Maybe I am saying this because I am a biased fellow Filipina. Hehehe! I savor each of Samantha’s printed words in the hope to see my work on print someday, one day in the near future…
Here’s to believing and persevering!