Who am I?

My name is Fredrik and I’m in my late 20’s. I am half Swedish/Norwegian, I live in Sweden but I’ve always been in love with travelling, especially through Norway. Being Scandinavian, I have taken great interest in Norse history, mythology and folklore. However, stories and poems from other cultures are always a huge source inspiration as well! I love to read and write Fantasy but I try not to limit myself too much by excluding other genres.

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If you’ve got any questions for me feel free to comment below and I’ll get to answering as soon as I can.

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38 Responses to Who am I?

  1. Andy says:

    Oh, and a Northlight Fantasy page too :)

  2. Andy says:

    Thank you. They have a FB page too.

  3. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Thanks, Andy! I will have to have a look. : )
    No, I must have missed that. Congratulations!

  4. Andy says:

    Hi Fredrik, I know you follow my blog, but I’m not sure if you saw my post about me having a story published in the Northlore Series, inspired by Scandinavian Folklore? Check out Nordland Publishing, a new Norway based publisher. They will be doing a call at sometime for submissions for the second book in the trilogy. Just thought you may consider submitting something, in regard to your writing and interests.
    Just a thought :)

  5. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Shanechall. I’ve been enjoying my reads so far!

  6. shanechall says:

    Historical reenactments of Norse history, now that sounds cool. I’m very glad you have been reading some of my fantasy work. Thank you very much. Cheers!

  7. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Hello there, Carla!

    Thank you kindly for the sweet compliments, glad you like the blog. I don’t speak portuguese, no, but I looked it up. ;) I have been to Africa, yes. I’ve been to Kenya twice and I’ve also been in Ethiopia once.

  8. Carla says:

    Hello, Fredrik
    You’re an excellent writer. Unfortunately, as an engineering girl, I don´t have so good skills to writing. But I admire people who have very good written skills. Your blog is the first Swedish blog I’m following. Let´s learn about Scandinavian culture :) You seems to be a smart guy and you’re very handsome. In my native language, portuguese, we say ” Você é muito lindo :)”. Do you understand portuguese? Have you ever been to Africa?

  9. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Hello there, Patty!
    You’re more than welcome to have a look around, and thank you! :)

  10. Just Patty says:

    Hey Fredrik,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. :)
    I shall wander around your blog for a while, if you don’t mind. ;)
    Lots of love
    Patty

  11. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Thank you, CL! :)

  12. CL Mannarino says:

    I loved your interview with Kristen Hope Mazzola! :)

  13. Fredrik Kayser says:

    LIkewise! :)

  14. Nice to meet you Fredrik :-)

  15. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Thank you for the nomination, Aedania! :)

  16. aedania says:

    Hi there!

    I really enjoy your content, and just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Sunshine Award!

    You can find further informnation at this link
    http://aedania.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/the-sunshine-award/

    Have a wonderful day :)

  17. Fredrik Kayser says:

    You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy the read. ^^

  18. Julie Israel says:

    Wow, Fredrik– thank you so much for your thorough response! I have officially added the folktale collection by Asbjörnsen and Moe as well as Bland Tomtar och Troll to my reading list :) I might have to do a little digging to find translations of the poems but I am looking forward to them, and to sitting down with a volume of Norwegian lore!

  19. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Asbjörnsen og Moe selected tales, not sure of that is the correct translation of the title but its a compilation of Norwegian folk tales. :)
    Tomtar och Troll, any of the editions really since it comes out very year.
    The old poems you might be able to find translations of online, try searching for Hrafnsmál or Haraldskvæði. :)

    One of the Norwegian tales I grew up with is Gutten som kappåt med trollet, which there’s also a movie about ^^

    If you’re into mocumentaries I can recommend Trollhunter ( http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1740707/ ).

    Ha det gott! :)

  20. Julie Israel says:

    Oh, that’s so cool! (Though only by a small fraction and several generations removed) I have Scandinavian roots, too. I wish I knew more about the culture and its stories. When I was little my grandmother gave me this folktale called Per and the Dala Horse (she’s also given my sisters and me a good deal of dala horses over the years), and anyways I just love it. I have kept the book and intend to keep it, even though it’s illustrated and for children.

    Are there any particular volumes of mythology or poetry you’d recommend?

  21. I like you! Your blog is deep and meaningful :)

  22. Miriam E. says:

    awesome, will keep my fingers crossed!

  23. Fredrik Kayser says:

    I’m still weighing my options, the problem I’m facing is copyright for the various images. If I change the format or find someone willing to make pictures for the story it is definitely something I’d love to do. :)

  24. Miriam E. says:

    Being a fierce lover of your Picture Fairy Tales, I can’t help but ask: Have you decided what you want to do with the first one yet?
    Maybe an Ebook? ;) *cough cough*
    It’s so gorgeous… I would love nothing more than to see it as a book!

  25. You are most welcome. I sincerely wish you all the best. Scandinavia has a rich history and is geographically beautiful. I pray that one day God willing I will have the opportunity to visit this most beautiful part of the world

  26. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Thank you, and thanks for stopping by. :)

  27. Greetings from Australia Fredrik,
    I like the sincerity and honest of your short biography. It takes courage to bear ones soul; I remember being on such a quest many long years ago and I am now on a journey which although difficult and painful at times brings me much peace, joy and sense of purpose. All the best on your journey.
    God bless

  28. I nominated you for the Liebster award! If you’re interesting in accepting, the details are here: http://moonstonemaiden.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/ive-been-smiling-nonstop-for-a-few-days-now/

  29. luggagelady says:

    Dearest Fredrik, what an absolute delight to find you. Thank YOU for finding me, and allowing me this privilege….Oh, I cannot wait to delight in more of your intriguing blog. Huge hugs from San Francisco, my friend!! xo

  30. Keep writing Fredrik, you do a great job. In time you will find all the answers you are seeking for. :D

  31. It is okay, I saw one earlier just outside the Triangln shopping centre in Malmö, there was a woman wearing it, but I think it still counts!

  32. Fredrik Kayser says:

    There are always the ones at http://www.kolmarden.com/
    although that might not be as epic as real wolves.

  33. Curse those wolves! Fee-fi-fo-fum, i am going to smear myself with the blood of a Swedishman…hmm, doesn’t quite scan, but by jove I must see a wolf soon!

  34. Fredrik Kayser says:

    Well, you see, Swedish wovles are a bit like Norwegian Trolls. No, they do not eat rock. Like the Norwegian troll can pick up the smell of a Christian from miles away so can the wolves in sweden sense non-scandinavians. If you havenae seen any wolves yet it must be because there isn’t enough Viking in your blood, at least not yet.

  35. I live in Sweden, it is a funny ol’ place, innit? I’ve not even met a wolf yet and I’ve been here for two years – what’s that all about then?

    ~The Dippylomat esq.

  36. Well, have a great day, maybe we’ll meet again some day ! I know that it’d be nice ! ^^

  37. EscapistFred says:

    Haha, no problem!
    Sometimes we need a little change, good music usually helps, ’tis like a push. ^^

  38. I feel like a stalker, kind of, writing everything I have to say to you through your blog. It’s not intentional though, having no other way to contact you, what can I do, really?
    I just have to say that I really enjoyed the new kind of music that you introduced me to, let’s say that I fell for a new genre this time. And the song you showed me in the classroom was undescribeable, got me in a good mood.
    Lastly, not wanting you to feel like I’m writing my own post (I promise to not bother you anymore, ha ha !) , I have to tell you that you look incredibly handsome, as always, in your “profile picture” above. That smile ! Let’s just say it’s spreading !

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