Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Titanic books

Comments from one  reader:

...the "Swedishness" of the people, places, and events of your writing is unmatched in my reading history. ...
I think you show great writing skill, and your dialogue is clear easy reading. You know how to weave in events that occasionally stun the reader, so you know how to bring up and deal with our emotions....
The whole Titanic package that you have produced has a wealth of information for me about the Titanic as well as the horror of the story... The love and romance novels bring warmth and good old American success stories with "happy endings" to blunt the horror of the tragedy." K. Larson

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Maiden of the Titanic as e-book

Maiden of the Titanic, first published in 2007, is now available as an e-book on amazon.com. Price $4.99. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Book signings by the author, "Second Love After 50":
Barnes and Noble Book Store, Davenport, Sat. Nov. 14, from 1 to 4..
Book LAUNCH at Midwest Writing Center, Bucktown, Davenport, Sat. Nov. 21, from 1 to 4.  Refreshments, Reading and Signing. Everyone welcome.
Book signing, South Park Mall, Moline, Nov. 28, from 1 to 4. Other books by the author will also be offered for sale.
December signings will be announced later. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015


This site is about my interests, my books about Swedes in America, the Titanic, historical fiction, and general fiction. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Many of Lilly's books are also available on amazon sites worldwide.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Titles of books published 1981-2014

Books published 1981-2015:
Swedish-American Newspapers: A Guide to the microfilms held by Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, Augustana College Library Publication No. 35, Augustana College Library, Rock Island, IL, 1981.
Bror Johansson’s Chicago (Lennart Setterdahl, coauthor). Carl Zakariassons Förlag, Ed, Sweden, 1985. See Amazon.com
A Pioneer Lutheran Ministry: L. P. Esbjorn and his Family in Andover, Illinois. Augustana College Library and the Jenny Lind Chapel Fund, Andover, IL, 1988. See Amazon.com
Memories Preserved: The Inventing Bostroms and Guide to Interviews with Swedish Americans. American Friends of the Emigrant Institute of Sweden, Inc., 1988. Out of print.
Memories Preserved, Vol. II. Scandinavians in Alabama and Gude to Interviews with Swedish Americans. American Friends of the Emigrant Institute, Inc., 1992. Out of print.
A Century of Song: American Union of Swedish Singers 1892-1992. AUSS Cultural Heritage Foundation, Chicago, IL, 1992.
Rockford Swedes: American Stories. Niel M. Johnson, coauthor. American Friends of the Emigrant Institute of Sweden, Inc., 1993. Out of print.
Minnesota Swedes: The Emgration From Trolle Ljungby To Goodhue County 1855-1912. American Friends of the Emigrant Institute of Sweden, Inc., 1996. Out of print.
Minnesota Swedes, Volume II: Trolle Ljungby Families in Goodhue County 1855-1912. Universal Publishers, 1999. See Amazon.com
I Emigranternas spår: Människor vi mött, 1959-1995. Mellerud Museum, Mellerud, Sweden, 2002. 
Swedes in Moline, Illinois: 1847-2002. Universal Publishers, 2003. See Amazon.com
Growing up in Sweden: In the Shadow of World War II. Fidlar Doubleday, 2008. Out of print. See Amazon.com for used copies.
Chicago Swedes: They spoke from the heart (based on oral histories by Lennart Setterdahl), 2010. See Swedish-American Museum, Chicago.
Not my time to die: Titanic and the Swedes on board. Nordstjernan, 2012. See Amazon.com
True Immigrant Stories: The Swedes of Cleveland, Ohio, 1873-2013. Nobel-Monitor Lodge No. 130 of Vasa Order of America, Cleveland, Ohio, 2014. See Amazon.com

Minnesota Swedes Vol I: The Emigration from Trolle Ljungby to Goodhue County, 1855-1912. Second edition revised, 2015. $14.95 paperback, 311 pp. Kindle version, separate publication, $3.99. See Amazon.com

Historical Fiction:
 Maiden of the Titanic. Midwest Writing Center, Davenport, IA, 2007. See Amazon.com
Hero of the Titanic.  Midwest Writing Center Press, Davenport, IA, 2011. See Amazon.com

Second Love After 50, 2015. $10.95 290 pp. See amazon.com