independent multilingual writer


AM Hellberg Moberg started writing stories and poems in both Swedish and English from a young age. After a long stint as a travel writer, she began finding her way back to fictional stories when taking time out, living in rural Sweden for the first time in over two decades. In 2019, she took the leap and published her first work of fiction, How Pat Got Her Five Cats – A Tale For Cat Lovers, swiftly followed by Boldly Into Darkness Go – A Collection Of Short Stories, and in early 2020, the winter’s fairy-tale Hug-Snow Days. New for the summer of 2020 are an expanded anniversary edition of her collection of short stories, as well as How Pat Met the Curry-Cat, a sequel to her first work of fiction.

How Pat Got Her Five Cats – A Tale For Cat Lovers
Pat’s never wanted a cat…
Then, one day, she’s presented with a gift – a small, British Blue kitten. Pat’s surprised and bemused at first, but it doesn’t take the kitten long to win her over. The two of them live together very harmoniously, until Pat suddenly decides to make one more cat addition to the household. Two feline friends will be excellent company, for sure, but she’ll obviously never want more than two.

This is a wonderful, sweet, witty story. The author has written about all five of Pat’s cats with such humour and truth that I felt I had met all of them “purrsonally.” The illustrations are charming, as well. It’s a heart-warming tale and an excellent gift for cat lovers of all ages.
– OPW, Brighton, UK

How Pat Met the Curry-Cat

After enjoying many years of happy co-existence with her five felines, Pat suddenly finds herself all alone one day. But life just isn’t the same without a cat… Feeling sad and lonely, Pat takes a trip to cheer herself up for her fiftieth birthday. While away on holiday, she meets the cat of her dreams, only to find he’s already got a loving home and a good family. What is Pat going to do now?

Boldly Into Darkness Go

Good friends go on an unexpected journey of discovery to Sweden at Midsummer, a young girl explores her love of the dark, a group celebrates an unusual anniversary and a woman is faced with past trauma attending her best friend’s funeral.

These twelve tales blend together the author’s Scandinavian heritage and love of Latin America, coupled with her years of London living. The overriding theme is love in all its guises, while touching upon the thornier issues of fear, jealousy, control, revenge and loneliness.

The anniversary edition, published in the summer of 2020, includes the original twelve stories, as well as six new tales, expanding on the themes of love and revenge.

The short story is notoriously difficult to master, many prize-winning novelists have tried and failed to conquer it, but in this collection AM Hellberg Moberg succeeds. Each story has a unique reward, whether it is in making you laugh out loud, think twice or just feel the pure emotion of her truthful coming of age stories.
– Pearl, UK

Hug-Snow Days
Three elderly sisters live peacefully in a rambling, ramshackle house by a lake, surrounded by deep forest. Together with their five cats, they enjoy a quiet existence in the winter of their lives, but things haven’t always been this peaceful and harmonious. Over the years, the sisters have resorted to both spells and curses to keep intrepid strangers from their door. This winter tale of snowball fights, an ice-skating knight in shining armour and a bewitched attic, takes the reader into a magical world of feisty women who rescue themselves and aren’t scared to act their age and their shoe size.

Thank you for such a magical and entertaining book. It is great as a book for people beginning to learn English, for individuals who love happy endings and fairy tales. I honestly love it.
– Deborah, London, UK

See AM Hellberg Moberg’s Amazon page here.

You can see Anna Maria’s author profile on the UK literary festivals site.

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