(Poetry)

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 […]

June 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |8 Comments

(Editing…)

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 […]

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

(Home)

We are finally starting to feel at home here in Kuala Lumpur. We have found the grocery stores and unpacked all the boxes and even managed to put our Indonesian carved wood artworks on the walls.  (The picture is the view from our living room, […]

February 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |16 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 […]

(Hope)

Hello Friends! Here is a picture of Beautiful Affliction in my book shelf, next to some of the books on writing I have read and re-read the past years (and an Indonesian wood carved elephant 🙂 ). It is still a strange feeling, seeing and […]

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments