(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 and especially David, my readers, […]

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 as I’ve been reading and […]

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 this: Never write with the […]

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 with grown children tells me […]

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, appearing on radio (last night), […]

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 before people in another time […]

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 about the book, early reviews […]

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 heavy belly, singing to my […]