My first book, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, was published in Sweden the autumn of 2013. It is currently sold to 25 countries and might already or soon be available in a bookstore near you. On this page you’ll find some information about me and my book and things I do when I should be writing a book.
was recommended to be my Caryn in Illinois, and I loved the amazing idea of telling a book through the voice of an imaginary friend:
I absolutely love Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks. It is narrated by a young boy’s imaginary friend. What a creative way to set up a story. This friend goes above and beyond for this boy as he navigates his school year. I just loved how the author came up with this idea
Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen…
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy’s funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor — not much else to do in a small town that’s almost beyond repair. They just never imagined that she’d start a bookstore. Or that books could bring them together – and change everything.
There’s a book for every person … and a person for every book.
It was a brilliant plan in all its simplicity: get book recommendations, send out own books, and get more shelf space for new ones.
So for the past month or so I’ve happily treaded back and forth to the post office, sending out books, clearing out space, all going very well according to plan.