Gunvor Johansson


I was born in a small town in the North of Sweden, where I also grew up. I used to walk to and from school and often see spectacular displays of Northern Lights. To me they were there, as part of normal life. It’s only now that I’ve realized how privileged I was and that many people travel to the North to see them. The darkest months of December and January, we lived in twilight from eight in the morning until two in the afternoon, when it got quite dark again, the sun never rising above the horizon. In sharp contrast the summer months of June and July never got dark at all. The Midnight Sun would shine at two in the morning, sometimes all night, a sun which never set. Visitors from the South would find it hard to sleep during this time.

I came to England in my late teens, and my first year was spent in Guildford, as an au-pair to a very nice family. I studied English at the college there. I intended to stay only for a year and here I am still!

Whilst living in Sweden as a teenager, I wrote poetry and stories and I even attempted a novel. It was only later on in life that I found the time to write in earnest. I joined writing groups, made friends, and learnt writing skills. I’m still active in two groups, whose members have been very helpful with their comments in the writing of my first three books. I get enormous pleasure from writing and I hope that you’ll get the same pleasure reading my books. I welcome any comments you would like to make. ‘The Water People’s Secret’ is my first children’s book, ‘Alice and Friends in her Secret World’ is a sequel. I am currently writing a new series.
With my best wishes to my readers,

Where to find Gunvor Johansson online

Twitter: @GunvorJohansso1


Alice and Friends in her Secret World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,220. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Alice has befriended a tiny girl half-fish, half-human, who comes from the Water People’s colourful world, where Alice and the girl; Princess Zina have many exciting underwater adventures. The Water People have a secret; with the help of a magic berry, they can visit land as human beings and Alice is thrilled that it is now Zina’s turn. But an evil enemy wants their secret. Can they keep it safe?
The Water People's Secret
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,530. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
When Alice finds a tiny girl half-fish, half human, trapped in a shell, she helps her back into the sea. Alice is invited to visit the girl’s magical underwater world. The Water People have a secret, which they are desperate to keep. But all is not well: an enemy lurks in the deep. Will Alice be able to help against the threat to the Water People’s world and keep their secret safe?

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