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Fiction newsletter March 2020

Dear network,

I wanted to check in with you all and make sure you’re doing as well as you possibly can in these difficult and troubled times.

Up until a few weeks ago I was fully focused on a year of giving talks at libraries, visiting book festivals and hopefully achieving my 50th birthday goal of getting to 100 countries. These seemed such key priorities, in no way could I envisage none of the above would happen, or even be particularly important, a couple of weeks down the line.
There’s nothing like a worldwide crisis to make you change your perspective!

I know many of my self-employed, creative friends are going through an unusually tough time of uncertainty and worry, in the UK and elsewhere. If you are able to support the creative industries from a distance/for the future, please consider chipping in, in any way you can.

I was intending to offer you a copy or two of my children’s books, if you have kids currently home from school, who need entertaining, but I’m slightly worried I’ll be promising too much – I may not be able to get to a post office e.g.
However, if you would like a copy of either How Pat Got Her Five Cats or Hug-Snow Days, please send me your address, specifying which book you’d like, and I’ll see what I can do.
If at a later date, you’re able to donate something to my Paypal account or do a review of either book, that would be lovely, but there’s no pressure/rush. I think at the moment we’re all just getting used to the new reality and trying to get by.

The talks I was planning to give in London are currently postponed, along with most other plans, but I trust that this crisis will eventually pass even if times are tough right now.

If anyone is in need of a pep talk (assuming I have any pep left) or just a general grumble about the state of the world, feel free to drop me a line on email, Messenger, WhatsApp or LinkedIn.
I’m also happy to chat to fellow creatives about fun post-virus plans – let’s try and come up with something positive out of all this mayhem. Write together online maybe or plot creative collaborations of all kinds. I’m open to ideas!

Hang on in there, look after yourselves and take care.

AM Hellberg Moberg

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Travel talk in Arvika, Sweden, 3rd of October

Travel talk in Arvika, Sweden, 3rd of October

Details of my upcoming talk, Life as a Travel Writer, and 2-week photography exhibition at Arvika library. Continue reading

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Dear friends, It’s been a little while since my last update – I’ve been busy enjoying summer and the fruits of my labour. I’m pleased to say my first work of fiction, How Pat Got Her Five Cats – A Tale For Cat Lovers, is doing quite well and is currently available for sale on… Continue reading

Fiction update spring 2019

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Fiction flowing

I’m very pleased to announce my first work of fiction, How Pat Got Her Five Cats – A Tale For Cat Lovers, is now available on Amazon in hardback and on Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Pat-Got-Five-Cats/dp/1916082505/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=AM+Hellberg+Moberg&qid=1560170963&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Also, just in time for Midsummer, my second work of fiction, Boldly Into Darkness Go – a collection of short stories, is… Continue reading

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Inventing buses – moving from non-fiction to fiction

Although this might sound completely crazy, one of the things I’m getting really excited about now that I’m writing fiction, is that I can invent a completely fictitious bus; a bus that can take any imaginary route, depart at any imaginary time, and needn’t bear any resemblance to real life. I think I will take… Continue reading

Guest feature for European Literature Network

Guest feature focusing on my recent visit to Riga, Latvia, finding out about the country’s literature scene. A literary visit to Latvia by Anna Maria Espsäter   Continue reading

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