I have just returned from the most beautiful book tour to Oslo, Norway. My publisher, Cappelen Damm, invited me to come for a visit to meet with them, booksellers and readers, and I jumped at the chance to see autumn in Norway. It was truly gorgeous beyond words. When we arrived at our hotel in Oslo, imagine our delight to find that we were staying in one of the suites where Nobel Laureates have stood for more than a century. From there, the week was packed with lunches with my editors, publishers and publicists from Cappelen Damm, dinners with booksellers in Norway, visits to museums, wine in stunning historic Oslo home, and several fantastic events with Norwegian readers (one, where more than 300 people attended!).
I grew up in a town a ferry's ride away from Seattle called Poulsbo, where we are very proud of our Scandinavian culture, and as a girl, I was always so fascinated with Norway---so imagine my delight to see it all in person, and with my wonderful boyfriend by my side. It was truly a fantastic week, and I'm brimming with gratitude to my publisher and the readers and booksellers of Norway for welcoming me and for making my novels bestsellers. I can't wait to return! (More photos from our travels to come.)