State of Emergency Teaser

Today I’d love to share a small segment from my novel “State of Emergency” that’s going to be published on August 10.

“Idun! Thank God!”

It didn’t matter that Idun was tired and slightly groggy from the pain pills; she would recognize her sister’s voice anywhere.

 “Jo! Hey! What’s up?” She felt a twinge of guilt for not calling her sister for so long. Did Jo even know about Idun’s accident? I doubt Mercedes called and told her. Idun scoffed.

“Look, I don’t have much time. It’s very important that you listen to me now.”

Idun’s eyebrows knitted and she sat up to be able to focus. Sudden pain reminded her that she couldn’t yet move freely and she took Mercedes’ pillow and pressed it against her abdomen with her free hand.

“I’m listening.”

“Some bad things are going to happen and soon; I’m breaking more rules than I can count telling you this, but I couldn’t bear something happening to you.”

Idun hugged the pillow closer.

“You’re scaring me.”

“Good. I need you to hide. Don’t come out no matter what you hear. Not if someone calls for you, not if someone knocks on the door. Just stay away from the windows and hide. I’ll see if…” The call dropped.

“Jo? JO?” Idun looked at the phone. She couldn’t even call back since Jo had called from a private number. What is happening? She quickly called Mercedes’s number, her heart beating in her throat.

As the phone kept ringing and it became clear that nobody on the other end was picking up, Idun felt her throat turn dry; Mercedes always answered her calls.

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10 Funny Book Dedications That Actually Got Published

This is so funny…

Books Rock My World

I love reading book dedications! Often, it is our first touch with an author. it is intimate to read those words that often show what they truly cherish in life, what they hope for the book, what they hold dear.

But sometimes, authors get bold, and instead of constructing a “proper” dedication, they write words that are unorthodox, honest and often humorous. Here are 10 of dedications like that!

  1. The Selection” by Kiera Cass
  2. “Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book” by Babe Walker
  3. An Introduction To Algebraic Topology” by Joseph J. Rotman
  4. “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan
  5. “My Shit Life So Far” by Frankie Boyle
  6. “Austenland” by Shannon Hale
  7. “The Land Of Stories” by Chris Colfer
  8. “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
  9. “No Thanks” by E.E. Cummings
  10. “Post Office” by Charles Bukowski

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Exciting News


I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve decided to self-publish my first novel, State of Emergency. I’ll have more information in the days and weeks to come, but the goal is for it to be out on August 10.

Here is the blurb:
Sweden, Present Day: Idun Tyr receives a warning from her sister, and army lieutenant, telling her to hide and not come out no matter what she hears. By the time she re-emerges, the world has changed. Her phone has no signal, the internet and televisions aren’t working, and her town is empty of people. Everyone is gone. She sets out to find her missing girlfriend, Mercedes and embarks on a long journey, learning to survive in this new reality. A dystopian lesbian novel about a country torn apart by a vicious disease, following three women on different sides: military, vigilante and prisoner.