Complementing my daily blog interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the forty-fifth, is of Mia Johansson.
Mia Johansson is a civil engineer living in Sweden, author of the fiction novel “Unfinished discussion about God – The diary of a time traveller” expected to be published 2012, and a variety of short stories. She is an occasional photographer interested in the architecture of old and modern cities, street life, a good cup of coffee and jazz. I have recently joined Google+ (late to the party, I know) and Mia is already there; you can view her stunningly attractive albums here. You can read two of Mia’s short stories (which was/will be also podcasted) on the Flash Fiction Fridays page (‘On the Bridge’ and ‘The Jazz and the Blues‘).
And now from the author herself:
…how I became a writer? Well…
I really don’t know… If I am a writer at all. I did write some pages, some thoughts. But does it make me a writer?
I never thought or wished or even dreamed to be a writer. It just happened.
One day, two years ago, I said to myself: “I will write a book” and the next day I started to write. I had an idea about what I wanted to write but I had no idea at all about how to write a book. Rules and stuff like that you know, about writing, not that I am that kind of person that follows the rules in general either.
I lost the text three times somewhere in the outer space, the virtual one, meaning my laptop so I had to remake the story three times. Or was it four? And I re-read it kind of “thousand” times each time becoming something else (lol! wonder how it will look in the end). It took me two years to finish the material for the “Unfinished discussion about God – The diary of a time traveler”.
Almost the same time I finished the text for the book, the chance to take a writing class occurred so I took it. And as in my book’s story, so even in reality, my reality, everything went the other way round. How? Why? Maybe it’s time to re-read my story. Again!
And so I became a writer.
Thank you so much Mia, and I look forward to reading more of your writing.
The blog interviews will return as normal tomorrow with novelist and short story author Kimberly Todd Wade – the two hundred and thirty-fifth of my blog interviews with novelists, poets, short story authors, biographers, agents, publishers and more. A list of interviewees (blogged and scheduled) can be found here. If you like what you read, please do go and investigate further. And I enjoy hearing from readers of my blog; do either leave a comment on the relevant interview (the interviewees love to hear from you too!) and / or email me. You can read / download my eBooks from Smashwords.