On Writing.

On Writing.

Journal by Birgitta Hjalmarson This interview was originally published by Lori’s Book Loft at author-spotlight-birgitta-hjalmarson.html. Please tell us a little about growing up in Sweden and your studies? I grew up in a town on the West Coast of Sweden. When...
When Swedish Farmers Marched.

When Swedish Farmers Marched.

Journal by Birgitta Hjalmarson       In the years before the First World War, as tension mounted on the continent, the Swedish political parties drew their own internal battle lines. The Conservatives championed a stronger defense, opposed by the Liberals and the...
Before Fylgia (4).

Before Fylgia (4).

Journal by Birgitta Hjalmarson      Before Fylgia, there was another story, told by the villagers themselves. Many of my readers have asked about it, and so I decided to post it here. This is the fourth installment. Not yet fiction, it occupies a realm of its own. You...
Emir. The Swedish Ardennes.

Emir. The Swedish Ardennes.

Journal by Birgitta Hjalmarson A shorter version of this post was first published by Women Writers, Women Books at http://www.booksbywomen.org.They named him Emir, after those powerful Arab rulers. He was an Ardennes draft horse, a roan gelding in a village in...