Lisa Ferland is raising her two children in Sweden with her husband and spotty dog. Her greatest adventure, parenting, combined with the often challenging foreign environment, has led to some of her most exciting discoveries about herself. Nowadays, she enjoys spending her days picking blueberries with her children in the Swedish forests, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and splashing around in the Baltic Sea.
Describe your desk
An utter disaster.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Upstate NY, USA and it absolutely did not influence my writing. My current environment, living abroad and far away from everything that is familiar, has had the greatest impact on my perspective and growth as a person as well as a writer.
This heartwarming, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking anthology of stories by 25 women in 25 different countries illustrates that the more we see, the more we learn about ourselves as human beings.