I cannot tell you how excited I am about The Island Affair, my 8th book! Writing a novel takes a lot of time, so it's incredibly thrilling (and a bit scary, to be honest) when it's time to let it out into the world and hear what readers think of the story. The Island Affair is also the first … [Read more...]
New Book Cover Reveal
At last, it's here, the fresh-off-the-press cover for The Island Affair. Drumroll, please, for a new cover reveal! I'm delighted with the new cover. I canvassed opinion from members of my Readers Group on which image to choose and this was the most popular one. My hugely talented cover designer, … [Read more...]
Writing Inspiration for The Island Affair
I am just in the middle of editing my forthcoming novel, The Island Affair, and I thought I'd let you have a sneak peek into my inspiration for the book. The Island Affair (and the series to follow) is set in Åland. This is a group of islands situated in the Baltic off the coast of Sweden, … [Read more...]
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
As well as wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, I'd like to start by thanking you for your support in 2018. It's been a wonderful year where I have increased my readership and more than tripled my book sales! I've also been able to help a lot of other authors to publish and market their … [Read more...]
No Snow in Lapland
There's no snow in Lapland, a state of affairs which is terrible for the tourist industry. It doesn't bode well for the future of our globe, either. The Press Loves Bad News The lack of snow in Lapland has been picked up by newspapers and news channels alike. CNN reports a 'Festive Flop', while … [Read more...]
The Christmas Heart is published today!
I can't quite believe the day is finally here when my eighth book, The Christmas Heart is published! The Final Book in The Nordic Heart Series? I wrote this story in January, right after a research trip (read 'holiday') to Åre ski resort in Sweden over the New Year. My back was hurting quite a … [Read more...]
The Christmas Heart Characters: Tuuli
As the launch date for The Christmas Heart approaches, I thought I'd let you know a little more about Tuuli, one of the characters in the book. Friend from University Kaisa met Tuuli on the very first day that she entered the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. The two young women immediately … [Read more...]
High Risk by Simona Ahrnstedt
High Risk by Simona Ahrnstedt is a story of journalist Ambra Vinter and her famous step-sister, pop singer Jill Lopez. Both women are scarred by their childhoods spent in various foster families in Sweden. Nordic Noir or Nordic Romance? To be honest, I'm in two minds about this book. While … [Read more...]
Can We Only Do Nordic Noir?
You’d think Nordic Noir was the only genre that interests us Scandinavians. Particularly if you look at the most popular TV series, such as The Killing, Wallander, or The Bridge. Or if you read authors such as Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson, Yrsa Sigurdardottir or Kati Hiekkapelto. All these authors … [Read more...]
Five Books for Mother’s Day
Are you stuck for ideas for Mother's Day? I personally think you cannot go wrong with books. Below are five novels which I think would make perfect presents for your mother. Love Again, Doris Lessing This novel by the late Doris Lessing is a second chance romance (of sorts!) and the perfect book … [Read more...]
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