Ulf Wolf

Biography

Ulf is a Swedish name that once meant Wolf. So, yes, Wolf Wolf, that’s me.

I was born Ulf Ronnquist one snowy night in late October, in one of those northern Swedish towns that are little more than a clearing in the forest.

Fast forward through twenty Swedish years, ten or so English ones, and another twenty-four in the US and you’ll find me in front of an immigrations officer conducting the final citizenship interview, at the end of which he asks me, “What name would you like on your passport?”

And here I recall what a friend had told me, that you can pick just about any name you want at this point, and I heard me say “Ulf Wolf.”

That’s how it happened. Scout’s honor.

Of course, I had been using Ulf Wolf as a pen name for some time before this interview, but I hadn’t really planned to adopt that as my official U.S. name. But I did.

I have written stories all my life. Initially in Swedish, but for the last twenty or so years in English. To date I have written six novels, four novellas and two scores of stories; along with many songs and poems.

My writing focus these days is on life’s important questions (in my view): Who are we? What are we doing here? And how do we break out of this prison?

Where to find Ulf Wolf online


Books

The Zen of Calories
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 16,590. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Pay close attention to the next sentence for it contains the entire subject of weight loss success: Burn more calories than you consume. End of class. Really. All far-reaching truths are basically simple, and the truth of losing weight is no exception.
Angels
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 12,570. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
This is the truth about Angels as told by Gabriel, and he should know. And, yes, how do you go about killing a giant ant?
Love Thyself Last
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 58,740. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
Southern England: An ancient carving in an even more ancient oak. A carving with a history of the gravest betrayal and the highest conceivable price of redemption.
He Fell Through Clouds
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 224,850. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
When Leonard Sanderson, a concert pianist, dies on the Harbor freeway he does not die. Instead, he falls up through clouds, then down, then through walls, through skin, into fetus, and is reborn. Not only does he survive death, but with help from Handel, he also remembers how to play. :: “A masterpiece of vivid characterization and unrelenting suspense.” — Alan Graham, Words & Pictures Press
Anatomy of Surprise
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
Omniscience has one major drawback: it’s boring. And God, also known as Alphonse at that time, was bored. Very bored.
Alice Thinks
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
The trick to not waking her up is to be as quiet as a stone picture. Don’t even breathe. Or she’ll wake up and teach you a lesson.
A Declaration
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Fiction
If true love is meant to be, how come its timing is so bad? Why was I married, and she too, though not to each other?
A Confession
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
There are many reasons for lying. Most of them bad ones. No, let me rephrase that: All of them bad ones.
A Larry Comes
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 54,930. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
“Tell me, what good is it to have God visit you if you can’t tell anybody about it? Or, if not God, then somebody looking very much like him, or how I had pictured him. Perhaps, to be safe, I should call him god, you know, lower case “g.”
Flannery's Bear
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 41,850. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
Once upon a time there were three children who wanted to save the world.
Boil a Manchild for Odin
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 29,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
For hundreds of years the northern Swedish trolls have been favored by Odin. The forests and lakes were theirs for the living. No humans around to claim homesteads and fishing rights. But then things change. Humans develop fire-sticks that can kill a wolf at a hundred paces and the trolls have to retreat into the hearts of mountains.
Only The Albatross Remembers
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 20,060. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
A sailboat with a crew of three goes down in a fierce storm somewhere between South Georgia and Gough Islands in the Southern Seas. All three on board drown. Still, one of them survives.

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