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Author Spotlight no.45 – Mia Johansson

31 Dec

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.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in ebooks, interview, novels, short stories, writing

 

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29 responses to “Author Spotlight no.45 – Mia Johansson

  1. mia

    December 31, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    thank you PhotoBotos!

     
  2. mia

    December 31, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    thank you Morgen, and…may all your wishes come true!

    happy new year!

     
    • morgenbailey

      December 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      You’re so welcome, Mia, and you. Mine are quite simple; be healthy, happy and spend more of my time writing.🙂

       
  3. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    my friends on FB liked it ,18 hours ago

    Anelia Dimova

    Shelda Burchett Whited

    Petros Zenieris

    Dmitry Kurganov Kulnev

    Mario Schaeffer: Fb is nice, but always a bit superficial it seems, this is nice to read, thank you to enjoy sweet Mia,

    Mimmo Capano

    Siana Spindler

    EM Joffre

    Мохамед Гомаа

    A Murat Kiper

     
    • mia

      January 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      thank you all!

       
  4. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    on linkedIn Like (1)

    21 hours ago

    Quin Vatson likes this

     
  5. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    thank you Quin!

     
  6. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    on G+

    – Comment – +1

    – Christian Höfgen

     
  7. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    thank you Christian!

     
  8. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    on FB: Like 22 hours ago

    Manmohan Luthra

     
  9. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    on FB: Like · 21 hours ago

    Lztunggul Panjaitan and New Live like this.

     
  10. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    thank you Lztunggul!

     
  11. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    thank you New Live!

     
  12. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    on FB: Like 21 hours ago

    Fossiant Todes Art and Firdauz Ong like this.

     
  13. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    thank you Fossiant!

     
  14. mia

    January 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    thank you Firdauz!

     
  15. mia

    January 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    on FB: Like ·Saturday at 11:51am

    Josemanuel Lavidriera, Wacław Wietrzykowski

     
  16. mia

    January 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    thank you Jose!

     
  17. mia

    January 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    thank you Waclaw!

     
  18. mia

    January 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    on G+: 2 people +1’d this post

    Shahid Ansari

    mehmet ali kaplan’s

     
  19. mia

    January 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    thank you Shahid!

     
  20. mia

    January 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    thank you Mehmet!

     
  21. morgenbailey

    January 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Congrats Mia, wonderful feedback and another ‘like’ (thank you Deidra).🙂

     
    • mia

      January 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

      thank you Morgen!

       
  22. mia

    January 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

    thank you Deidra!

     
  23. mia

    January 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

    2 people +1’d this post

    Emerald Dragon

    Corneliu Carabella

     
  24. mia

    January 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

    thank you Corneliu, Emerald!

     
  25. mia johansson

    April 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    John Kelliher‏@kellstarofall Reply
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    @miorita – How I became a writer – swift allegory, amusing suppositions, subtle dialogue all create the magical words that are Mia’s.

     
  26. mia johansson

    April 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    thank you John!

     

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