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About me

                       

 

I started my writing career in Sweden when, at the age of ten, I wrote, self-published, and sold a monthly periodical to classmates too nice to turn me away. 

 

By the age of sixteen, I was fortunate to land an internship at a real magazine which lead to me being accepted into the oldest journalism school in Scandinavia.  But a trip to California, and a man too good to give up, changed the trajectory of my life. 

 

But good dreams are patient. The first piece I wrote was published in The Tishman Review. My second essay was accepted by two online publications. I soon became a writer for various Medium publications where my work had a high curation rate and where one of my pieces was selected to be part of the essay collection Crows Feet: Life as We Age.  

 

And after forty years of childcare experience working as a nanny, a daycare provider, raising three kids, and spending thousands of hours as a classroom volunteer I believe I am ready to hand over the book that resided in the attic of my mind for way too long.  

 

Daisy Grace at Ten is an ode to the ten year old girl. Using my own, as well as my children's experiences as a foundation, I wanted to capture what it is like to be standing right between childhood and the teen years.  Add to that my B.A. in public relations and a Master's in psychology and you get a client who wakes up in the middle of the night with ideas for a relatable storyline only to stay awake figuring out how to best reach my target audience.

 

In addition to pursuing an agent and researching marketing strategies for Daisy Grace at Ten, I am currently working on a self-help book about the Swedish concept of living a lagom life. Having been part of the Swedish communal psyche for thirty generations, this approach to finding balance and happiness has staying power. Click below for more on the subject.