We don't know if there was one book in particular that have truly inspired us fellow book bloggers to start our book blog. Maybe it was the promise of free books? Or was it the chance to connect with other book lovers like yourselves.
For us it was a blog. A called DiversifYA.
I'm sure we talk about this ALL the time. Too much maybe. But when we started our book blog, we were really frustrated that there weren't a lot of blogs that highlighted diverse books, writers and stories. DiversifYA isn't really a book blog per say. It's more of a blog that tries to shed some light on some interesting topics, themes and interviews you often see missing from book discussions:
Diversity in books.
DiversifYA is run by Marieke Nijkamp, who describes herself as a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and proud-to-be-geek. We just describe her as TOTALLY DOPE!
(Check us out, we actually got the chance to meet her at this years BookCon via the #weneeddiversebooks presentation.)
Marieke Nijkamp is extremely dedicated to the cause of Diverse Books and wants to be your Pitch Wars mentor. Isn't that awesome?
Blogs like DiversifYA are a total gem and we always learn something new peeking through it's blog posts. Trying to be a writer that incorporates diversity? Afraid of getting it wrong?
Marieke's blog is the right place to start to read about different people's experiences so you know some things to avoid!
Check her out on all these social networks! She's fun to connect with and learn more about. You may even find yourself head over heels obsessed with her musings!
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