biography

I was born in Sweden, but because of a chance meeting many years ago with an Irishman who had an international career, I have lived all over the world, and finally landed in County Tipperary, Ireland in 2002. I started my writing career by writing non-fiction and wrote two books about health and fitness (I am a trained fitness teacher). While writing these books, I discovered how much I loved the actual writing process. My then editor gave me the idea to write a fun novel based on my experiences as a diplomat's wife. This became my debut novel, 'Diplomatic Incidents' (now also an e-book with the title Duty Free'), published in 2001. I wrote three further novels, 'European Affairs' (now as an e-book with the title 'Villa Caramel'), 'Fresh Powder' (2006) and 'Finding Margo' (2007). The latter two were published by New Island Books in Dublin.

In 2010, when the publishing industry started to decline, I broke away from both publisher and agent and e-published my back list, along with two novels that were with my agent for submission. Since then I have written and e-published several further novels and, as a result, now have fifteen books out there in the e-book market worldwide. I write mainly in the women's fiction genre, some chick-lit, some contemporary romance, with two historical novels and three detective stories thrown into the mix.

My globetrotting life has provided me with the settings and characters of my novels, mainly set in France, where I lived for four years, and Ireland, where I live now.

We recently bought a holiday cottage on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland. I was so inspired by the beautiful landscape and the people there, that I wrote three novels in quick succession, in what would become The Kerry Romance Series: Hot Property, Hot Gossip, and Hot Pursuit, all set in that beautiful county.

Apart from writing romantic fiction, I also enjoy co-writing with other authors. My two Scandinavian detective stories, Virtual Strangers and Virtual Suspects, both set in the scary world of the Internet, were co-written with fellow Swede Ola Zaltin of the TV series Wallander fame (he wrote some of the scripts for the TV feature films). I then joined forces with Boston lawyer and crime writer Pete Morin to write a political thriller with a satirical twist called Full Irish, which was followed by Half Irish a year later.

I have since gone back to romantic fiction and written four books in The Rivera Romance Series and three in The Tipperary Series, with a fourth part in the pipeline. After that, I plan to write something a little different, which will be revealed once it's ready.