Today is Publication Day! My latest novel, Book 6 in the Love on the Island Series, AN ISLAND HEATWAVE, is out today. Whoo, hoo! After all the trials and tribulations I've had with this book, my 15th title, I am delighted and – to be honest – very relieved that this novel is finally out. I … [Read more...]
Eve of Publication Day Interview with Jane Davis
Today I'm delighted to interview Jane Davis, an award-winning author of several literary fiction novels. As well as a friend, Jane is an excellent writer, whose books I eagerly wait to read as soon as they are out. I'm lucky to have received an advance copy of her latest novel, Small Eden, which is … [Read more...]
Obsessed with Russia?
Russia is in the news a lot lately with the terrible events in Ukraine, and I have begun to wonder if I'm obsessed with the country. A Child of the Cold War When I was growing up in Finland during the Cold War, I was taught to be afraid of the Big Russian Bear next door. We had to be careful … [Read more...]
Sneak Peek into New Book: Andrei and Frida
I'm having such fun writing An Island Heatwave, Book 6 in the Love on the Island series, that I thought I'd share a sneak peek into the new book with you today. Frida You may remember Frida from the first book in the series, The Island Affair? In this short clip from the novel, Alicia, who is … [Read more...]
Publication Day Blues
The Island Child is out today, but why do I have publication day blues?This is my 14th fiction title and you'd think thatI'd be used to the whole publication routine. The writing, editing, deciding on the cover and making plans for the launch. But you'd be wrong. The publication process is alwys … [Read more...]
Sneak peek into my new novel!
Would you like a sneak peek into my new novel? Well, you're in luck! The Island Child, a story set on the Scandinavian Åland Islands during Christmastime, will be out next week, on December 9th. But I thougth you migth like chance to read not one, but two exclusive chapters from my new novel before … [Read more...]
The Island Child Plot Reveal (No Spoilers)
My next novel, The Island Child, a seasonal story set on the stunningly beautiful, but sparsely populated Åland Islands, will be out early next month. Today, I can reveal a little more about the plot, but there are no spoilers, don't worry. Love on the Island Series I’ve long wanted to set a story … [Read more...]
Writing About Death
I’ve come to learn that bereavement is a strange emotion. I’ve also come to realize that the way I cope with death is by writing about it. Coffee and Vodka Many of my books include the death of an important character. A surprising amount for someone who writes stories about family and love, … [Read more...]
Change of Genre?
Like many other writers, I often want to change the genre I write in. I want to escape the shackles of the romance genre and write something gritty. Fair enough, my Nordic fiction isn't exactly bodice-ripping, Hallmark movie type of romance, but neither is there too much mystery and absolutely no … [Read more...]
New Year, New Freebies, and New Resolutions
Happy New Year! I hope you've had a lovely, relaxing (!?) Christmas holiday and a good start to the new decade? New Year Not Skiing The Englishman and I spent Christmas with family and New Year in the stunningly beautiful Swedish ski resort, Åre, where one of my books, The Christmas Heart, is set. … [Read more...]
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