(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: , , , , , , , , , |

(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: , , , , , , |

(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: , , , , |

(Change of Plans)

Wow, there’s so much going on that the big book tour I had planned in October, spanning across Asia–Sweden–Philadelphia, USA, turned out to not perhaps be the best idea. We’re holding off on that for now, since I am completely busy answering interviews, […]

October 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , |

Thank You

It has already been a week since Publication Day, and what a week!
The first 24 hours I barely slept because of the congratulations that poured in from the US, Europe and Asia. Since these are three different time zones, people started waking up […]

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Publication Day!

The official publication day for Beautiful Affliction is finally here!
Today my book is released in bookstores all over the US!¬†Amazon and other online booksellers started shipping the book three weeks ago, and I have been getting so many messages, pictures, favorite quotes, questions […]

September 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , |

Countdowns

I have done this before. Counted the days and weeks to an important event. One spring many years ago I counted the moments until my wedding, filled with thoughts of pearl-embroidered silk and waltzing with my dear groom to be. While stroking my […]