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intriguing, so I became a journalist so that I would be able to write about
anything and everything. I have worked both with radio and as a news reporter
before I decided to become an author. Beside from writing I have just become a
vegan and I live with my family just outside Stockholm.
this a conscious choice?
is a lot of that going on when it comes to life and death. It is also the kind
of books I prefer to read myself.
method of writing?
synopsis, it makes the story clearer and it doesn´t have to be edited
afterwards in the same annoying way, but the first two books in the Kalo series
wasn´t written this way, but on pure enthusiasm. I get most of my ideas in the
become an author and if so, at what age did you came to that conclusion?
then that I would write something, someday. When my son got sick in 2012, he
was susceptible to infection, I had to be at home with him and I wrote my first
book then (“Bittere Zonde”) with great support from my husband.
book. How do you get started and do you have a fixed writing ritual?
other, The story and the characters are equally important to me.
when a new book is published?
fireplace. Then there is a small time, a week or two before I get restless and
have to write something new.
acquainted with your books, please describe your writing style and give us a
reason to read them.
dark. The married couple in the lead has a lot to lose and are in serious
trouble with a vicious killer. The female lead Linn, who is a therapist
and more intelligent than her husband,
has applied to many readers.
contact between you and your readers? And how do you experience that?
important. The press and the publishers are professional contacts, but to meet
readers is something joyful on a more personal level. For example a Dutch fan
posted a picture of himself reading my book ‘Bittere Zonde’ in front of his
fireplace. I think it was a really nice
do you read?
the opposite, the only thing I don´t read (at least since adolescence) is
Steinbeck Grapes of Wrath (inspiring language), Henri Papillon, Charrière Papillon (a very male book) and
Stephen Kings Misery (my good she is scary…)
certain message to your readers with your books?
often have a strike of childhood darkness in my books but it´s no lecture to be
taught unless you make up your own.
social media is such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, ……….?
it is changing regardless if I want it or not, so now I´ve joined Facebook to
my publishers delight, and it has been quite nice so far. Just happy people
what people think of you?
not as sensitive as I was when I was younger. But of course I would find it
unpleasant if somebody went berserk and hated me on the net, but wouldn´t
you do in your spare time? Do you have hobbies and what are they?
to do with the eggs yet, at the moment they don´t lay any. They give me a lot
of pleasure. I also like gardening and to illustrate. I even illustrated a
children’s book once.
will be launched in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland next year. It´s a story
of two brothers who´s bipolar mother gets killed and it poses an interesting
question. Would you love your brother even if he wasn´t? It is a family drama
as well as a thriller which I like. But I would like to continue with the
best book so far?
or third book in the Kalo-series, but my debut ”Bitter Zonde” has sold in seven
countries so it can’t be all too bad either.
Was that a conscious choice and did you do something with it after you
of a pre-Inca people. I also worked as a guide in different Swedish museums.
Argentina you were confronted with the reign of terror of the Junta. How did it
change you and how do you reflect on that?
Argentinian family and the scars they had and their stories affected me a lot.
They took me to cemeteries and I met a lot of people who had lost their loved
ones. I used some of those influences in “Bittere Zonde”.
and I really liked it. I also liked the fact that Magnus his wife plays a role
in this book. Will she be involved again in your other books?
reflects in a more subtle, intelligent way and he is nothing without her. Their
happiness as a couple makes the killers threat even scarier.
2 books published in Sweden. When will the second and third book be published
in The Netherlands? Have you any idea?
when the sequels are to be published in the Netherlands yet, but I will keep
you updated on this.
chance to meet you one day when your second or third book will be published?
Have you considered doing a tour in different countries?
able to visit again. I´ll let you know when a trip gets planned.
Scandinavian authors like Läckberg, and certainly Cilla & Rolf Börjlind. Which are your favourite
writer Val McDermid.
most? Men or women?
yourself or has the publisher any contribution in that?
publisher in Sweden generally listens to my suggestions, although I try not to
say too much, the designers generally do great work.
books as a TV-series?
world so far?
harder than you can imagine on other parts and keep calm.
your book(s) and if so do they tell you if they like it or not?
have had some contact with other authors regarding other matters.
for this interview! Much appreciated.
Bertens – bedankt voor deze mogelijkheid!!
Nancy (team De Perfecte Buren)
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