Etikettarkiv: fantasy

Did someone say my name?

Kaj Karlsson, winner of this years Indie Book Awards, kindly mentioned me in a post on his blog: http://www.aldabergr.se/parsifal-direktivet/1a-i-indie-book-awards-2014.html/ There is also a nice picture.

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Lack of patience = lack of relevance

It has happened many times, of course, but now when I’ve actually published a novel it strikes me harder: the apparent lack of patience among readers. ”If the first twenty pages don’t get me hooked I put the book away.” … Läs mer

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The sound of an award

Here are two clips from the Indie Book Awards ceremony in Gothenburg this year. Swedish journalist Helena Frank recorded the ceremony and interviewed me afterwards. And yes, of course it’s in Swedish! Silly question. Here’s the ceremony:   And here’s … Läs mer

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Susanna Clarke delivers again

British author Susanna Clarke gave us one of the best fantasy novels ever with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell in 2004. It was a stilistic triumph, experimental and efficient, in spite of it’s clocking in at over 700 pages. How do you … Läs mer

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Sent and delivered

I have mailed my novel, Brother soul, sister flame, to a new reviewer, connected to LitteraturMagazinet. He has an interesting approach: if he doesn’t like the book he won’t review it, instead he will give me feed-back. The reason is … Läs mer

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Through the primary eye

An e-mail from the publisher has increased my hope substantially! It appears they will publish all four stories in one ”volume” (whatever is it called when it’s an ebook?). Bloody marvelous! The editor will now read the stories again and … Läs mer

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Cautiously optimistic

The first indications from Epok Förlag are positive. More feed-back will come, but as it looks now, at least one of my four short-stories will be published this autumn. I’m tremendously excited, especially about the covers, since it’s always interesting to see … Läs mer

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Feeling bad is a good thing

Feel-good vs feel-bad. What’s the deal? Why write stories that make you feel bad, when you can tell tales with happy endings and fulfilled dreams? To me there is a simple answer. If the world was a happy place where … Läs mer

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Beaten and sold

Me and Miss P spend the day at Kattcon gaming convention in Katrineholm, Sweden. We’re selling my novel and a couple of tasty bites in the shape of two short-stories. Sales so far? Meager. Four short-stories and one novel. The … Läs mer

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Short-stories ready for (dis)approval

I finally managed to finish the last of four short-stories that I will submit to a Swedish publisher. For the first time in my life I have actually asked if the publisher is interested and received a positive reply. This … Läs mer

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