Happy Valentine’s day!

Here’s a big, green heart for ya! Love you guys and thanks for all support!
You might have noticed I’ve been experimenting a little with my blog’s visual appearance. I am trying to figure out which way to move forward… In a couple of weeks my […]

February 14th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |12 Comments

New Book Title!

Hello friends!

We have been working for weeks to find a new book title for my memoir.

As you know my publisher was not satisfied with the previous title The Cicadas, which didn’t do the job sufficiently of telling what kind of book my memoir is, or […]

December 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Thunder & Editing

Hello peeps!

The monsoon is definitely here; the rain is pouring down and the thunder and lightning makes our whole house shake. It is dark like a Swedish winter afternoon and the air is raw with humidity, making me light candles, put on sweaters and search […]

November 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Embracing the Mess

Today I am reusing the picture from my previous blog post Glorious Mess!

I need to remind myself to embrace the mess, see the beauty in all the odd pieces coming together, just like in this beautiful Indonesian tile floor.

Are you also someone who like it when […]

November 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |6 Comments

The Joy of Writing

Hello friends!

Today was a good writing day! I managed to get down twice as many words as anticipated, thus making up for Friday which I sort of lost, writing-wise.

We have had a lot going on here in Jakarta. Muslim New Year’s celebrations all over town, […]

October 27th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

What a party!

Hello friends!

I am overwhelmed by the amazing support after announcing my upcoming memoir The Cicadas, to be published by She Writes Press in 2015.

People have been calling, e-mailing, texting, chatting, congratulating me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and twitter. I even received various status reports from […]

October 9th, 2014|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

Book announcement

I am happy and excited (!!!!!) to announce my upcoming memoir The Cicadas to be published fall 2015 by She Writes Press.

I came in contact with publisher Brooke Warner this summer and I am very impressed by her work. She Writes Press started in 2013 and is […]

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , |42 Comments

It’s all in the details

Hello friends!

I feel much better now, did I tell you I had some sort of Asian virus that completely knocked me out? Well — it was interesting to see the inside of a Jakarta hospital emergency unit. The doctors and the nurses were amazing, I […]

September 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |4 Comments