(Paradise)

We came back last night from our Spring break adventure on a small island just off the Malaysian coast, named Pangkor Laut. It was magical! We fell asleep to the sounds of the waves, in our huts standing on pillars over the ocean, and we […]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

(Home)

We are finally starting to feel at home here in Kuala Lumpur. We have found the grocery stores and unpacked all the boxes and even managed to put our Indonesian carved wood artworks on the walls.  (The picture is the view from our living room, […]

February 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |16 Comments

(Letters)

I have received so many letters from readers of Beautiful Affliction, and I am just so very grateful for every reader who writes to me to share their story and experience of reading my book.

I have been deeply touched and shed many tears as I’ve […]

February 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

(From the Heart)

When I was a teenager in Sweden, I read a book by a Swedish Creative Writing guru. His tone was factual and dominant, he knew his business and he made sure we knew he knew. One of his memorable pronouncements went something like this: Never […]

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

(Kuala Lumpur)

Hello friends! We have landed in Kuala Lumpur and spent a few days getting to know the city. Some highlights were: getting the keys to our new home and see the girls enthusiastically choose their rooms, buying a ukulele for a very excited daughter, and […]

January 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

(Sweden)

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a magical Holiday and New Years Eve and that this new year 2016 will bring many happy, healthy days to all!

To say that we are enjoying ourselves in Sweden would be an understatement. We eat as much favorite […]

January 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

(Hope)

Hello Friends! Here is a picture of Beautiful Affliction in my book shelf, next to some of the books on writing I have read and re-read the past years (and an Indonesian wood carved elephant 🙂 ). It is still a strange feeling, seeing and […]

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments

(Grateful)

I am just filled with gratitude as the feedback from readers comes in; grateful that they are reading Beautiful Affliction, grateful that they take the time to tell me about their experiences of reading my book, and grateful for amazing accounts like these:

A mother with grown […]

November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |18 Comments