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Cover reveal: Daughter of the Dark

Cover reveal: Daughter of the Dark

In June I squeed about the pretty cover in my inbox. It is finalized now, and paid for. Which means  I can show it to the world! Look what the talented Skyla Dawn Cameron designed for me!     Is it the cover that I thought I would end up with? No. In fact, the first time I saw the sketch: I stared at it and went ” But, but..”, because it didn’t fit my mental image. But it grew…

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What I am reading in June

What I am reading in June

I have had some troubles finishing books lately, but I have read some really good ones. Shaman Rises by C. E Murphy I devoured Shaman Rises by C. E. Murphy.  It is the last book in the Walker Papers series *sob*, and it was so good. It wrapped up all the loose threads, and was filled with unexpected twists.  Go and read it! High Seduction by Vivian Arend I love Vivian Arend’s contemporary romances, but I was a bit slow…

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Recipe: Oven Pancake

Recipe: Oven Pancake

This is a traditional Swedish dish. You can also use the same batter to make ordinary pancakes. Note: it is easy to halve the recipe, which is what I normally do. Preheat the oven to 225 C. 2 eggs 3 dl flour 6 dl milk 3 tbsp butter OR 200-300 g finely diced bacon If you don’t add bacon, also add a pinch of salt. Crack the eggs in a large bowl. Carefully stir in the flour until the mixture…

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My 2014 Re-reading challenge: January round up

My 2014 Re-reading challenge: January round up

I know. This is a bit late, since it is already February 10th. In January I glommed on Lisa Shearin’s Raine Benares Novels.  It was nice to be back in this world, and follow Raine’s adventures as she tried to rid herself of the Saghred. The plot were engaging, the characters interesting.  Just like before, the last book was my least favorite. Probably because I really don’t want the series to end. I also re-read the Moon series by Maria…

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The prequel story is done!

The prequel story is done!

I know. In my previous writing update post I said it would be a novella. Well. I was wrong. I had written 3000 words when I realised I had forgotten one important difference between the outline for Cauldron Bound ( the novella) and Exile ( the Short story), namely that the middle of Cauldron Bound was compressed into ” they travelled and met clans, some hostile.”  While the middle for Exile was more detailed. I’ll admit that I was a…

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So it is almost 2014

So it is almost 2014

A part of me is a bit panicked over the fact that 2013 is almost over, but I’m actually glad it is. Even if 2013 was an interesting year, I’m really excited for 2014 :). It was the year when I travelled on my own for the first time. I’ve flown before, but never alone. It was a bit nerve wrecking, but worth it. It was the year when I went to Brighton and met a lot of nice people…

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5 things I have learned about Cover Design

5 things I have learned about Cover Design

I’m the first to admit that I am not a graphic designer, but  the last couple of years I’ve realised that I’ve a good eye for it. Both when it comes to seeing which elements that fits, and what to not to do. 1. Keep it simple If you decide to design your own cover, keep it simple. the layout I picked for Daughter of the Dark ( image in the center, with top and bottom in a solid color) …

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Excerpt: Chapter 1 from Daughter of the Dark

Excerpt: Chapter 1 from Daughter of the Dark

Merry Christmas! As Christmas Gift, I decided to post the  first chapter from Daughter of the Dark.  It is been edited by me, but not by an editor. So it will probably be different when the book is released in  Spring 2014. Chapter One: Standing in the shadows, I watched the house on the other side of the street. The imposing brick house with its walled garden looked like the rest of the houses in this neighborhood. But that was…

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Taking the first steps on a new path

Taking the first steps on a new path

I’ll admit it. When I sat down to start writing the first draft of Cauldron B ound, it felt… odd. The last year, or two, I’ve mostly written in Swedish. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of the stories I wrote in Swedish, and there were times I wondered if I’d go back to write in English. But the way my brain jolted and spat out 5 different ideas when I decided to selfpublish put that worry to ease. 🙂…

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My expectations about Selfpublishing

My expectations about Selfpublishing

Right now, I’m editing Daughter of the Dark, before I send it to a friend who has promised to crit it. ( Actually, I sent her an earlier version, but this one is much better.) Moira Rogers wrote a blogpost about quiet success recently, and after I read it I started to think about what expectations I had. I’ll be frank. As much as I like Daughter of the Dark, I don’t think it will sell a lot. Why? Because…

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