My new book just arrived from the printers. I couldn’t wait for the mail, but went to pick it up directly from the publisher’s office. Holding a book you have written yourself for the first time is a bit like holding your newborn baby. It hasn’t been easy and you have waited so long. You are in awe of what you have created.
Kvinnokungen (The female king, or The woman king) is a novel about the Swedish queen Christina, who reigned in the seventeenth century. It’s a book about power, gender and politics. And love. I spent years researching and writing it. It will be released 25 May, and now I’m both fearing and looking forward to hearing what my readers will think about it.