Most of us often think publishing a novel is a quick and easy process, especially when it comes to second novels. But Shubnum Khan’s story of releasing her second novel The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years is so harrowing that it will definitely make us think twice about the complexities of the publishing industry.

A scintillating horror read, Khan’s book is about a haunted South African mansion, a djinn roaming its walls, and a curious girl who unearths the tragedy that happened there a hundred years ago. The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years just released on January 9, 2024 through Viking. Buy here.

But the journey to publishing the book was not so easy. Read Khan’s Twitter thread below: