A true story of survival, love, motherhood and being human.

It’s time. Time to let this story travel the world. I started to write this book in January 2005, and I guess I needed this time to let it all mature before I was ready to let it go, ready to give it wings of its own. Now is the right time. I know that.

This is not a Tsunami book – it’s a book about being a human.

A book about losing yourself and finding yourself again.

You, but so very different.

It’s about feeling as a failure as a parent when your children needed you the most and to deal with that feeling of guilt.

It’s a love story. About love for life. For family. For ourselves.

It’s a story about forgiveness. It took some time for me to forgive myself.
To forgive the panic attacks that hit me.

To forgive the ocean.

Most of all it’s a story about being human.


I love book clubs!

If your book club is reading "No. 204 is going home" and would like me to join via Skype for a chat about the book- don´t hesitate - please reach out to me!



Questions for reflection and discussion

  • What three words would you use to describe the book?

  • Are there parts of the book you are still thinking about?

  • Has this book affected the way you look at your life? If so, in what way?

  • What are the passages that you underlined, or that particularly affected you?

  • What is the most important point the author makes in this book?

  • What was your favourite part of the book?

  • Did you race to the end, or was it more of a slow burn?

  • Which scene has stuck with you the most?

  • Did you reread any passages? If so, which ones?

  • Did reading the book impact your mood? If yes, how so?

  • What surprised you most about the book?

  • If you could ask the author anything, what would it be?

  • Do you think you will remember this book in a few months? If so, in what way?

  • Who do you most want to read this book?



I didn't know what passion was until I started writing books.

Time disappears, I feel neither hunger nor thirst, I am completely absorbed by the world I write about. The people in my books are so alive that it feels like they're part of my life.

My book "No. 204 is going home" is based on a true story and therefore completely different from the Romance series that will be published during 2022.

I hope that "No. 204 is going home" provides insights that leads to something good and positive in your life.


Marie is an experienced lecturer and lectures on subjects like:

  • Moments that change us. To get through a life crisis, as human, wife and mother, as an employee.

  • Courage & Strength. As an organization. As a leader. Employees. Humans. To dare to be vulnerable and honest. 

  • Everyone is talking about Customer Satisfaction today. As one of the most experienced and successful Customer Experience experts in Sweden, she has a huge experience and knowledge base to share. 

"Marie has the very special ability to create a magnetic field around her when she speaks. To hear her talk is not only inspiring and stimulating, it's like traveling to an unknown country with an exciting sensation of the unknown in the stomach and at the same time a feeling of home and safety – and coming back from that journey with gifts for life. Always with a thoughtful, genuine and intelligent read thread."

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......with love as our ground and foundation,
it will be okay in the end.




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