(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

(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 […]

October 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

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 […]

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

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 […]

September 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , |25 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, […]