A new book

I just signed a contract for a new book. It’s a children’s book that will be published this autumn. A story I originally wrote by request from my kids.

I am of course extremely happy about this, as it is something I didn’t really intend when the project started.

It’s a humoristic book, aimed at children aged 7-11. Initially, at least, it will only be available in Swedish.

 

TellUS

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This Saturday, December the 3rd, is the day of TellUs – the 2016 edition of the yearly book fair in Linköping.

I’ll be there as well as a whole bunch of other writers. Please drop by for a chat, and/or getting a book signed.

The library, where the fair is, will be open 10.00-16.00.

You’ll find me at table 41 – very close to the library’s info desk.

See you there!

My first translation

I am so excited!

Incidenten i Böhmen (The Bohemian Incident) is going home. The book will be translated into Czech by Vertigo Books and published as a printed hardback and an e-book by them. The whole thing started with the review in Czech that I mentioned earlier, which made the publisher interested, and now we have agreed on the terms. I don’t know any publications dates yet, but I will of course update as soon as I know more.

Now back to editing the sequel …

Three days in Scarborough

This was my second Fantasycon, first being last year in Nottingham when Steven Savile put it into my head that I should go. I had a blast then, but as it was my first it was a bit hard to take it all in.

So this year was bound to be a bit different. I made a few friends last year and hoped to meet some of them again this year. And I wasn’t disappointed. Not all were there of course, but those that were remembered me and we had some really good chats this year too.

And I met even more people this year.

Additionally I went to some really interesting panels and agent/editor sessions. (Which is officially what these things are about of course). They confirmed some thoughts I have, and gave me some new insights at the same time, so time well spent indeed.

Already looking forward to next year, but first there’s SweCon in Uppsala and WorldCon in Helsinki, and a few other events, to do before that.

Now sitting at Manchester airport waiting for my flight to Copenhagen, and then on to home from there. It will be midnight before I’m home but it was so worth it.

To everyone I met, a very warm thank you and hope to meet you soon again!

Fantasycon by the Sea

Tomorrow I’m off to Scarborough. Totally excited. I had a blast year and everyone were so friendly. Unfortunately I don’t have anything published in English.

Yet…

But who knows what the future might bring …not looking forward to the flight so much. The plane leaves at 6 Swedish time, which means 5 UK time, which in turn means I am in for a very long day. So if am struggling to keep awake towards the evening it doesn’t have to mean I’m drunk.

Just so you know.

More later!

Done (partially)

Just printed the follow up to The Bohemian Incident. It’s far from a finished product, but at least there’s something for the test readers to work with. This stage is such a mix of feeling thrilled about actually getting there, feeling terrified it won’t be good enough, thinking about the amount of work that remains, and just being exhausted.

Here it is: