Books

 

I write books, which I guess you have discovered by now. I write non-fiction, novels, children’s books, cookbooks. I basically write in vast range of fields, with one common theme. I write about things I like, stories I find interesting. It doesn’t matter if it’s about a giraffe on the African plain who wants to find a soulmate, or a romance novel in Greece.

For me, they have one thing in common; they are all stories that means something to me, and I always hope that they will mean something to my readers too.

I grew up in a home where books had the central stage. My parents always read to me, even before I was born. Books stimulates the imagination and so does storytelling. My father could tell the most fascinating stories and change an ordinary car ride into something magical.

Storytelling has always been a part of who I am, but for a long time I didn’t do anything about it. We own a publishing company, it's almost 30 years now. I have been writing for different magazines most of my adult life, but still it took almost 20 years before I wrote my first book. I have some catching up to do.

Deck the hall is released!

By Catherine on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 05:40
Deck the Hall is out! The next installment in the Ultimate Christmas Handbook has arrived at Amazon Kindle store. This book is more about decorations than food, even though it contains around 20 recipes. Deck the Hall is a guide to the perfect Christmas decorations and I will share my decorating techniques with you.

Christmas Magic

By Catherine on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 05:32
Let me show you my Christmas. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, sit down at my kitchen table and let me tell you why I love Christmas, how it has influenced me and what it means to me. Christmas Magic includes more than two dozen of holiday recipes, all beautifully illustrated with large full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions.

Best-seller list

By Catherine on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:55
I just became a best-selling author! Christmas Magic was released a few days ago and has sky rocketed on the sales chart. The book hit number 11 on the American Best seller list and number 5 on the United Kingdom Best seller list. I’m happy that I can share my Christmas stories with all of you readers.
The cover of the novel Unexpected Journeys

Does the tavern exist?

By Catherine on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:34
I got a mail from Alexa, she writes: I googled the island, you made it sound beautiful. I saw the harbor and houses, it’s so real. So do Kostas and the tavern exist?

Thank you for reviews

By Catherine on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:29
First of all, I want to say a big Thank You for your nice reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. It’s a very special feeling reading them and find out what you like about Unexpected Journeys. This is my first novel, and I realized a few things while writing it. Things that are self-explanatory for me as an author might not be that for another reader. For instance, in Unexpected Journeys, the shortest way from the hotel to the bakery is through the garden gate.

Blackpool Illuminations

By Catherine on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:47
My husband and I had a long weekend in Blackpool some years ago and let’s just say that Blackpool makes Las Vegas feel stylish and elegant. And like Las Vegas it has an Eiffel tower in miniature size. Here you can see some pictures.

Read the first three chapters in my books

Vinden ven med ett öronbedövande ljud runt huset, ett komplext och skrämmande ljud. I bakgrunden fanns ett otäckt susande som aldrig riktigt slutade. I förgrunden knakade och tjöt det i takt med att hela huset skallrade, vilket skapade ett olycksbådande dovt ljud. Vinden fick huset att kränga och vrida sig, som om det försökte skydda sig genom att röra sig i ryckiga kvidande rörelser.

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I first met him on a bright summers day, when I almost stumbled over him. He was just a few feet away from our front porch, a tiny little rugged Pica Pica; or Eurasian magpie as he’s more commonly called.

He looked at me with his big, black eyes and he wasn’t scared. When I took a few steps away from the porch, he turned around and walked towards a pile of wood, that my husband had… more

She sat there staring through the airplane window. It was blue sky as far as Helena could see – no other planes, no nothing. If she leaned towards the window, she could see the clouds down below. It was the perfect weather for traveling.

"What are we doing here?" she quietly asked herself. "Is this crazy?"

Helena gazed at her seven-month-old baby boy, soundly asleep in her arms… more