Author of The Pangolin Killers

Searching for a book that keeps kids enthralled, while sneaking in a bit geography, culture and current affairs? This is it. See you in the caves, surf and streets of Cape Town!

   Longlisted for the Page Turner Awards 2022 

About Me

In my 20s, I moved from Denmark to England, Egypt, Uganda and eventually ended in South Africa. The magic of Africa has kept me in Cape Town ever since. I live here with my husband Olaf and our three children, Lena, Nils and Thor. We agreed to one pet, but so far have two dogs, a cat and a hamster.

I love kayaking and paddle boarding, and wish I had learned to surf as my kids do! I have a background in law and business, which takes me on exciting trips into Africa. Before that, I worked as a lawyer with NGOs in Egypt and Uganda. The Pangolin Killers is inspired by Congolese colleagues, who introduced me to African herbs, so I could attract a husband. (It clearly worked!).

When I am not in South Africa, I spend time with my family in Denmark. I want to bring this diverse and colourful African continent onto kids’ bookshelves with entertainment and action stories based on real topics. The first book in the Into Africa series takes place in South Africa. The next book will be set in Congo and Uganda.

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