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Nature gems in the city

With the arrival of spring, I’ve ventured out into the sun, exploring my new, bigger, home city. It has been an absolute treat to discover several natural treasures close by, something I wasn’t even aware of when I moved into my little flat 6 months ago! At heart, I am still a country girl, so it was a delight to…

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On bullies and boundaries

Dangers of delusional leaders and the tragedy of trauma. What’s happening right now in Ukraine is frightening and heartbreaking. I am normally not particularly interested in politics, but this war is so shocking and horrible (like all wars are, of course). As I tend to do, I’ll try and look deeper, into possible root causes behind what’s going on. Sometimes,…

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New book released!

My second book is now out! The e-book of the sequel ”Who’s Maria again?” was released this week on Amazon.com and various other online e-book sites. And with this, my first novel turns into a series titled: ”Becoming Maira”. Check it out here:https://books2read.com/whosmariaagainmonakristensen Only a few years back, I would never have thought this possible! I’m going to make sure…

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Exciting news & cover reveal

I’ve got some exciting news to share! At the beginning of November, “The Indie Author” by Londoner Jasraj Hothi got released: an e-book featuring a cool collection of interviews from 50 independent authors; among them yours truly. 50 raw and honest author stories about the often wobbly and winding road to self-publication. So proud of being invited to be a…

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Book title & theme reveal!

(photo credit Nathan Myhrvold) Now, why am I posting a picture of a snowflake in August? I’m posting it because I’ve been busy writing these last months: the novel will probably be ready to be put out into the world quite soon and snowflakes play a small but important part in the sequel about Maria. Today, I can reveal that…

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Healing tools for trying times

With 2021 still only in bud, I don’t believe anyone is able to predict what the new year will bring even if we all, of course, wish for the best. Let’s hope a needed change in human hearts, behaviors and mindset will emerge out of all of this for the betterment of the planet and humanity. As an introvert, 2020…

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From hard work to Heartwork

As I faced Chronic fatigue 4 years ago, I felt a need to express myself; to help raise awareness in highly sensitive people (particularly, but not exclusively, girls/women) on how to protect our precious energy by staying in touch and in tune with the whole rainbow of emotions, processing and (preferably) expressing them instead of suppressing. Honoring the language of…

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Art takes time, faith and heart

Today’s bulky refuse day on my street and looking for stuff to thrash or recycle, I came across an almost 10 years old, unfinished painting: precursor of the illustration I drew for my book cover. It reminded me of what a long-term project it in truth has been; the amount of time, thoughts and tears put into it… Writing novels,…

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Finding my way as a debuting author

A couple of months has gone by, and I’ve taken new initiatives to help my book find its readers. Being an indie author differs greatly from anything I’ve ever tried before and even if there are countless advice online on how-to, it’s almost too much and you’ll need clear discernment when sorting through it. As always, I use my intuition,…

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