Happy Book-iversary to ME! Tusen Takk to YOU!

MAY 17 is SYTTENDE MAI Norway’s Constitution Day  Click the date to see how Stoughton, Wisconsin will be celebrating. Meanwhile, I’m celebrating right here, along with my publisher, Crispin/Crickhollow Books. It was just four years ago, on May… Read More

Happy Holidays… God Jul!

    If you’re looking for some light reading to relax amid the stressess of the season, take a look at my new tab, FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR. It offers some “discarded” passages and chapters that I’ve… Read More

Thanks, and Giving!

              And the winner is… SPOONER MEMORIAL LIBRARY nominated by EVA APELQVIST I’ll be in touch later today, Eva, so these books can reach you and the library by next week!  Thanks… Read More

Sharing the Love… and an Invitation to Join Me!

It’s been barely a week since MARI’S HOPE released, and I can’t resist sharing some of what people are saying about it (and thanking those lovely folks!)  For links to the full blog posts and interviews, so far,… Read More

History, Fiction, and World War II

ODIN’S PROMISE was the result of a process that spanned many years. The original urge to write stories of Norway during the German occupation came from visits to Ytre Arna. During those visits I had the joyful privilege… Read More

Stay Tuned: Big announcements are COMING SOON!

There are an incredible number of behind-the-scenes steps in preparing a book for publication. Steps that go FAR beyond the writing, revising, editing, and proofing. Three years ago, on May 17, 2014, my debut novel, ODIN’S PROMISE, had… Read More

Special Waukesha Event for Children’s BOOK WEEK!

On Saturday, May 6, at 2:00, I’ll join talented artist/illustrator INGRID KALLICK at Martha Merrell’s Books and Toys in Historic Downtown Waukesha. Our program is titled: TROLLS AND OTHER TROUBLEMAKERS from NORWAY. Ingrid will share insights to her… Read More

Counting Down to Launch Events- October 1 and 2

This is just a quick update about the pending release of BJORN’S GIFT.  The official release date is October 5, but this week included a special surprise: That means I’m all set to join artist/friend INGRID KALLICK in… Read More

Norway Wasn’t Too Small (Irene L. Berman): A Review

I hope you’ll  take a few minutes to read my review of a recent novel for teens and adults, NORWAY WASN’T TOO SMALL: A Fact-Based Novel  About Darkness and Survival by Irene Levin Berman. While writing my own books I… Read More

Two-Book Giveaway (Odin’s Promise and Bjorn’s Gift) from Kid Book Reviewer

The excitement continues with this announcement from “kid-reviewers” Olivia and Oscar, new (virtual) friends and avid readers whose blog is KID BOOK REVIEWER, (Click here.)  Entering is easy-peasy, and even under-eighteens can enter with parental approval. What fun… Read More