I was born in the north of Sweden, where I also grew up. Ask me my back ground and I might answer; snow, northern lights and midnight sun

Gunvor Johanssen

I have published five children’s books and if children enjoy reading my books as much as I have enjoyed writing them, I will be happy.

I came to England in my late teens to perfect my English. The first year was spent in Guildford, as an au-pair and I studied English at a college there. I intended to stay for a year and I am still here, I live on the south coast, near Chichester.

I started to write as a teenager in Sweden, I wrote poetry, stories, and with a school friend of mine attempted to write a children’s book. How I wish I still had that manuscript! It would have been fun to read it now.

My first books; “The Water People’s Secret” and the sequel, “Alice and Friends in her Secret World,” carry a message about saving the oceans from pollution. We are destroying the seas. This is a topic very much in the news today. Not a day too soon. We are finally made aware of what is going on under the surface of our seas. How was it allowed to happen? As you can guess, my feelings on the subject are strong.

I have also published a series of books about a small troll, whose ancestors came over to Scotland from Scandinavia by hiding in the Vikings’ longboats. The first book is called, “Tula’s Troll.” Tula, a young girl, and Huva, the troll, go back in time to 1545 at Southsea Castle, Portsmouth; where they meet Henry VIII and see his flagship the Mary Rose sink. In the second book the pair arrives in the Viking town of Jorvik; today’s York. The third book takes them to Dickens’ home in 1870 and with the help of troll magic; Tula and Huva meet Oliver Twist and David Copperfield.

I have also completed a supernatural novel with a two-tier time line of 1902 and 2005, set in Cumbria and Bristol. It is not ready for publication yet. Watch this space!

Books by Gunvor Johansson

Both books are available on Amazon (in Kindle and Paperback):

Click here to view The Water People’s Secret

Click here to view Alice’s Magical Adventures

Tula’s Troll

Tula’s Troll in Viking Land

Tula’s Troll in Dickens Land

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