Each week, an accomplished published author takes over the YEM Twitter account. Each week, the YA author will answer questions, tell stories, and give advice on our social media. This week young adult author Manon Rinsma will be taking over our Twitter account.
Manon was born in the Netherlands, and graduated in Amsterdam with a Masters in Media Psychology. While feeling like she never really belonged anywhere, she started a journey around the globe to find herself. During her adventures she found strength to share her story, and when she moved to the United States after that – her dream of writing her first book finally came true. On a quest to inspire others to do the same, Manon founded Stronger By Sharing, an organization that provides hope in difficult times by initiating openness, sharing stories and creating an inspiring environment for all those in need of one.
Manon wrote the book. 13 Diamonds: Life Before Death from a Child’s Perspective. It is a story about family. It is about hope and all the beauty life has to offer, until the unimaginable strikes and a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball made itself at home, intruding in the happy lives of a loving family. 13 Diamonds portrays the feelings and views of a young girl who witnessed her mother, the brightest, most beautiful woman she knew, slowly die – taken by this horrific form of cancer. It is about strength, life, death, beauty, grief, and most importantly, it is a story about love.
To follow along with this week’s Twitter takeover, follow our Twitter account @YoungEntmag and follow the hashtag #YAAUTHORTAKEOVER