(One Year)

One year ago today was pub day for Beautiful Affliction! So much has happened this past year, more than I dared dream of, and I am just so grateful. Grateful to my publishers; the whole team at SheWrites Press, my team of agents […]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

(Yay!)

It’s been more than a week since we returned from Sweden to Kuala Lumpur, but I am still a bit jet lagged. Very happy though, that we got the chance to go back home and meet family and friends and enjoy Swedish nature […]

July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

(Editing…)

Hello friends! I meant to tell you that I am completely immersed in editing my new novel, because that was the plan, but my goodness, so much stuff is coming in the way! And not in a bad making-me-frustrated-way, but in wonderful ways […]

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

(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 […]

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

(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 […]

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

(Change)

Time flies so quickly! I can barely believe that four years of living in Jakarta have already passed. As I am writing this our house is being emptied by the movers, lifting the boxes containing all our things into a huge truck that […]

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

(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, […]

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

(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 […]

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