My name is Emma Lindhagen. I’m a writer.
When I was a little girl, in the first years of elementary school, I used to write stories in a little notebook. They used to go something like this:
“Once upon a time there was a girl. She lived with her mom and her dad and her baby brother in a house. The end.”
“Once upon a time there was a monkey. He lived with his mom and his dad in a jungle. The end.”
“Once upon a time there was a horse. It lived with its mom and its dad on a farm. The end.”
In some ways I feel I haven’t changed much. The stories are just a bit longer now.
I am 26 years old and I live in Stockholm, Sweden. My native language is Swedish, but my inner muse’s native language is English so that’s usually the language I write in. Don’t ask me how that happened, it just did.
I love writing. I love speculative fiction: fantasy, alternative Earth, space opera, paranormal. I love writing about people doing ordinary things (growing up, falling in love, dealing with their issues) in extraordinary settings. I love adventures and excitement too but sometimes I skip that bit. And sometimes I skip the extraordinary settings too and just write about people.
When I’m not writing I watch TV, I listen to music, I play computer games, play at doing crafts, play with dolls, play the hostess. I like baking and drinking tea and talking. I love language. I’m trying to get a BA in Arabic. And as a hobby I do university administration, which, fortunately, happens to pay enough to keep me stocked up on tea.