I very recently got my U.S. citizenship! So I can now call myself a bona-fide Jersey girl. I have lived in central New Jersey for over ten years. Before that, I lived in London, where I worked as an immunologist at Imperial College. I was born and raised in Sweden. I have two daughters and a Chihuahua.
2) How long have you been writing?
I started writing in 2009, so for four years now.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
I am a very busy mom, so I write wherever I can—while waiting outside ballet, ice hockey, theater practice, voice lessons… etc. I don’t have a favorite place. I just escape into my fantasies wherever I am.
4) Why did you decide to write Uprising?
Uprising is the fourth book in the series, so it was just a natural process to write it.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
In this particular book, it’s Rea. She allows me to write without boundaries, without a filter.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
Dillard from the Portal Chronicles is my least favorite character. He is a total loser. He has no sense of responsibility whatsoever.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
My books go through a heavy editing process, which starts with a self-edit. After that, I send it to my wonderful editor, Sue Bernstein. Once she’s done and I’ve applied her edits, the manuscript gets sent to a copy editor, four beta readers, and two professional proofers. I make changes between each of these. Then, before I publish, I proof it again using text-to-speech while reading.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love hanging out with my friends, shopping, movies, and spending time with my family.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I don’t read as much as I used to because I don’t like reading while I am in the process of writing a book. My favorite authors include George Orwell, Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse, James Patterson, and Enid Blyton.
Retaliation (Bonfire Chronicles Book Three): Coming Spring 2014
If you are reading both series:
Portal Chronicles only:
5. Fusion (to be published)
Bonfire Chronicles only: