Lene Fogelberg Blog

Lene Fogelberg is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir. A native Swede, she has lived in the US, Europe, and Asia. The Lightning Tree is the first book in her YA trilogy, The Natural Intelligence Revolution.

Happy New Year, everyone! As we’re beginning this new year, I have been thinking about creativity, especially since I’ve experienced a surge in inspiration this past week after we returned from our holiday in Sydney, Australia. Still a little jet lagged from our trip, new ideas for writing proje…
Many authors go on a Writing Retreat from time to time. Which usually means they go away to a cabin, or some sort of a resort, alone or with fellow writers, to concentrate on their writing, sometimes financed through a scholarship or a foundation. Writing Retreat. For a long time those words sou…
Hello friends! I’ve been feeling a bit exhausted lately, so when my husband invited me to join him at a conference last weekend in Bagan Lalang, on the Malaysian Goldcoast, I gladly accepted. And I must have found the inspiration I needed, because I managed to finish the very last revisions in t…

(Beginnings)

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Hello friends! A new year has begun, and I was excited to celebrate its first days in Sydney, Australia, which has been a place I’ve dreamed of visiting for a long time. I took the pictures at Bondi Beach, which was even more amazing in real life; even more golden and actually less crowded than …

(One Year)

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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, bloggers, friends, and family; ev…

(Yay!)

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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 and Swedish food. If you follow me on Instagram, you have been able to see som…

(Poetry)

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For a long time I hesitated calling myself a poet (and I still do, to be honest). Poetry seemed like something elevated and refined that was difficult to grasp, and at the same time something that suggested that I walk around with my head in the clouds (which might be true…) ¬†Also, at times, i…

(Editing…)

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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 that just make me shake my head in disbelief that all this is…

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