I grew up in a small village in Northern Sjælland called Veksebo. There were not many playmates, so I had to use my imagination - what I have done ever since.
The school did not leave much space for imagination and the first many years in school weren't any fun. I liked writing, but I could not spell. In my opinion you don't have any imagination if you can't spell a word in at least three different ways, but my teacher did not agree. So the school and I did not feel very comfortable with each other.
After school I was employed in the administration of the Copenhagen Telephone Company, often as the head of different departments. During these years I wrote three novels and one picture book. I was writing in the train every day on the way to and from work.
In many years I was a member of a left-winged political party and was engaged in an organization working against the introduction of nuclear power into Denmark. This inspired me to my first novel: "They said it could not happen" about a breakdown of the Swedish atomic power plant of Barsebäck - and its consequences for the nearby Copenhagen.
In 1985 I was married, got three girls - and after 29 years in the Telephone Company I quitted in 1999. Since then I have been writing novels for children and young people. Between 1999 and 2001 I followed a course in children's literature at The Pedagogic University of Copenhagen. I am a member of the board for children- and youth-literature in the Danish Author Society, as I have also done other honorary offices. I have visited several schools giving lectures and courses in the art of writing.