Today the first volume of the Jomsviking series is published in Denmark! I am very happy about this, both because I love Denmark, but also because the Danes played such a significant […]
My novel Jomsviking has been chosen as one NORLA’s 10 fiction titles for the fall of 2017. NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad – is a governmentally funded organization that promotes the export […]
I finally did it! After 16 novels and 21 years as a published author, I wrote a bestseller. And I have to be honest, it feels great. This means that I am […]
My new novel Jomsviking is now being published here in Norway, and many of you have asked when it will be available in English and other languages. It’s my 17th book and finally, 21 years after the publication of my very first novel, it looks like the sales are taking off.
Dear friends, I own you all an apology. For the last 1-2 months, I have not been able to respond to your messages and I have not been as active on social […]
Have you seen Jack in the Green? I saw him the other day – almost!
These are the days of the invisible friends. And I’m not talking about supernatural beings here, not at all. Our invisible friends are those we meet through social media. Most of these people we will never meet in person, so they remain «invisible». But that does not mean they are not important.
I often tend to think about people as boats out on the sea. And I try to imagine how the waves that carry them through life look like. Some people drift across shallow waters. There are no real highs and no real lows. Others spend their life out in stormy waters.
I always wanted to be a writer. I don’t think I ever doubted or questioned that I would make a living writing books. Looking back, it doesn’t even feel like a choice — it was just the path I knew I had to walk. I was a loner as a child and I started writing my first book at already as a teenager. While other kids were desperate for acceptance and just wanted to be part of a group, I was sitting in my sound-insulated loft, writing. I didn’t even tell anyone what I was doing during the first 6 years of my creative writing career. Needless to say, I didn’t have many friends. In fact, none. And I was quite happy with that.
My son and I have a secret place. It’s just across the road from the primary school, a stone’s throw in among the trees, across that old bridge over the stream and […]