(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

(In Bali!)

Greetings from Bali! We have a lot to celebrate: the girls’ holiday from school, my “second birthday” (which was last week: the 7th anniversary of my heart surgeries), and one month since the official publication day for Beautiful Affliction! In addition, it is Islamic New […]

(7th Anniversary)

I was woken up this morning by my husband and the girls singing Happy Birthday and carrying a tray with fruit salad and apple juice. The anniversary of my heart surgeries have become my “second birthday” and there is nothing better than to celebrate with […]

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , , |16 Comments

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, […]

Endorsement by #1 Billboard Artist!

Hello friends!
Today we (my husband and I) have been celebrating the Advance Reader Copies of Beautiful Affliction that arrived from the US in a big brown box! We went to Hotel Dharmawangsa for dinner and while there in the beautiful garden, we took some pics […]

Something cooking

Hello friends!

We’ve had a wonderful stay in Singapore. A totally relaxed weekend, enjoying the nature and the oceanĀ air. We stayed at our favorite hotel on Sentosa island close to the ocean and went for long walks along Palawan beach.

Nothing beats gazing out to the horizon […]

October 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |10 Comments

One little spark

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
Robin Williams, July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014.
 

Yesterday the sad news of actor Robin Williams’ passing reached us. Immediately my mind filled with the many moments of joy he brought to me and […]

August 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Quotes|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments