Kim Golden is writing stories in all love’s colors

 Kim Golden is writing stories in all loves colors

Kim Golden

I write about relationships, about love. I often write about interracial relationships. I like reading stories about people who are different, who see past the differences and fall in love. And those are the stories I also enjoy writing. I write stories for people who know that love comes in many colors“.

Kim, a Philadelphia, PA native and Stockholm, Sweden resident, is the author of several books, novellas and short stories.

Three stories, three moments in Melanie Jamison’s life. In Edinburgh For as long as Melanie can remember, she’s been in love with John Cavannaugh, but their relationship’s crashed and burned again. Now she’s in Edinburgh with Damian but is she really over John? Until She Comes Melanie moved on with a Swedish actor but the relationship has fallen apart. She’s still in love with John and now they’re both wondering what it means. Do they both want another chance or are they on thin ice…? Lily Her precocious daughter is ready to start school, but is Melanie willing to send her to the school everyone else thinks will be best for Lily?

** 2014 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Bronze Medal Winner in Fiction-Drama Category **

Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love…

Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn’t interested in reversing it. Why should he? They’ve got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm.

What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way…?

But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don’t go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love.

Susannah is haunted–by the magnitude of her grief…by the silence…by her husband’s ghost.

A short story about a love that never dies.

Jessica and Chris had their first chance at love when they were studying in Edinburgh. Away from the US for the first time in their lives, neither expects to bump into someone from their hometown, much less fall in love. But fate has a way of playing tricks with people. And the question is whether their love is strong enough to last even when they return to America, especially when race comes into play.

Meet Mia Wilkinson.
Mia Wilkinson doesn’t feel very thankful right now, despite it being Thanksgiving. She’s just found out her married boyfriend has no intention of leaving his wife. She heads north to her deceased grandmother’s house in a small town in Vermont. But her plans for a solitary Christmas don’t go as planned—especially when a gorgeous South African photographer shows up on her doorstep.

And then there’s Jake Groenewald…
Jake’s come to Hunters Grove to get over losing his best friend and colleague to the atrocities of war. The last thing he expects is to have his life turned upside down by Mia and her Rules of Cohabitation. And falling in love is definitely not on his agenda.

Will a little snow help them along the way?

Mads Rasmussen has had enough: of being a sperm donor, of feeling disconnected, of being alone. Then someone walks into his life in a most unexpected way…

Maybe Tonight is a novella that gives a glimpse of Mads’s life just before and after he meets Laney in Maybe Baby. It’s a novella about love and what happens when it takes you by surprise.

Is the honeymoon over…?
Now married with two children, Laney and Mads are finding their life together isn’t as simple as it used to be. While Laney struggles with motherhood, Mads is so focused on chasing success that he loses sight of promises he’s made.

Better apart…?
When frustration gets the better of her, Laney takes the kids and goes to the US, hoping to find solace with her aunt Cecily, a former school teacher who now teaches yoga and meditation in Florida.

Can Laney and Mads find their way back to one another…or is it too late?

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Germaine Thomas competes in season 4 of Hela Sverige Bakar (All of Sweden Bakes) 2015 topp Germaine Thomas competes in season 4 of Hela Sverige Bakar (All of Sweden Bakes)

Over 10 weeks 12 contestants compete to win Sweden’s top baking prize. This season American expat Germaine Thomas competes.

 Germaine Thomas competes in season 4 of Hela Sverige Bakar (All of Sweden Bakes)

Photo: TV4 – Germaine Thomas polenta delight and wake up Suzy Q with espresso cream filling.

Good luck Germaine!

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Black Women Bloggers in Europe Sweden 6

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About me

History in The Making.

My name is Madeleine Fall and I am a citizen of the world, Senegal made me and Sweden raised me.

I can Only see the Opportunities in life and there are no limits for how far I can go. My fantasy is my best friend.

In my world it is all about love, joy, hardwork and Gratitude of course. I want to get out, travel, experience the world and live in total Freedom. Fashion is my passion, bussiness women my biggest inspiration and the rest is History.

My life My choices and I choose to be Me.

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Madeleine’s purpose for blogging is to uplift. Recent posts titles include

Visit Madeleine Fall’s blog today.


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Black women take 1, 2, 3 in the 32nd Tjemilen 10k in Stockholm

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Ethiopia’s Webalem Ayele (33:28) and Yewbdar Gela (34:07) and Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson (35:24) place 1, 2, and 3 in Sweden’s biggest 10k for women, the 32nd Tjejmilen.

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The scenic course

The race runs around the beautiful scenery of the Royal National City Park “Djurgården”. It starts on “Lindarängsvägen” which is a wide, flat road. The course continues 1.5 kilometres down the road until it turns to the right and up a slope. Make a right- hand turn on “Kaknäsvägen” and then pass the “Kaknäs” TV Tower, the tallest building in Stockholm with a height of 155 metres (500 feet).

After 2.5 kilometres, the course reaches “Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen”, a canal where you can choose between running along the north or the south side towards “Parkudden”. Either distance is equal.

Before we reach the canal, on the right hand side, we pass “Djurgårdsbrunns Värdshus”, a restaurant that dates back to the 18th century. At the end of the canal, at “Parkudden” you turn to the right and round “Blockhusudden”.
The course continues on the road, “Djurgårdsvägen”, and you pass some magnificent mansions and the “Manillahemmet”, a school for deaf children.

At 6.5 kilometres, you run uphill for e few hundred metres towards the palace of “Rosendal” which was built 1823-1827 for the king Karl XIV Johan. Then the course goes downhill through an avenue of old and beautiful oak trees. You turn right at the restaurant “Godthem” and follow the waterfront through “Lusthusporten”, an iron gate to “Djurgårdsvägen”.

On the left-hand side you can see the spectacular building of The National Museum of Cultural History and, further down the road, the amusement park “Gröna Lund” and “Skansen”, an open-air museum with 150 historical buildings.

You run over the bridge “Djurgårdsbron”, turn right on the road “Strandvägen” before reaching ”Oxenstiernsgatan” where you make a left- hand turn. This road takes you up the last hill of the course. On the right hand side you can see the huge building of the Swedish national radio and TV company.

The last part of the course is an easy run downhill on “Oxenstiernasgatan”, continuing into ”Lindarängsvägen” where you pass the Swedish Film Institute and run into the finishing stretch.

Along the course you will be pumped up by rock bands, brass bands, samba orchestras and DJs who will cheer you on with music. This is very appreciated by tired runners!

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Isabellah Andersson from Hässelby SK. Foto Ryno Quantz, Rickard Forsberg och DECA Text & Bild

I happened to meet world class runner Isabellah Andersson from Hässelby SK two evenings before the race in a hotel elevator. She was so gracious and said hello and then I recognized her.

You’re an elite runner“, I said.

Isabellah smiled and said,


And I asked,

You’re here to run Tjejmilen, aren’t you“?

And she said,

Yes. Are you“?

I’m walking it“,

I answered. And as she got out of the elevator she smiled and turn and stood as the doors were closing and said,

Oh that’s good! What matters is that you’re doing it“.

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And I did. Jag gjorde det!


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Cecilia Gärding wins silver at the Eurovision Connect Awards 2015.

 Cecilia Gärding wins silver at the Eurovision Connect Awards 2015.

Cecilia Gärding

Black Women in Europe Power Lister Cecilia Gärding‘s first trailer Tolvkommfyra, that she directed, as part of the 12,4 Campaign, to address the issue of Swedish youth not finishing secondary high school, initiated by The Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, won silver at the Eurovision Connect Awards 2015. The Sochi Winter Olympics campaign won gold.  The film explores the reality of youth not staying in school; a hiphop group taking on this by making a song of the youngsters lyrics; and later the music video about this issue.

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Indra Rios-Moore in Denmark: Every story has a start, middle and an end.

Hat tip: Lorraine Spencer

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Indra Rios-Moore’s story begins on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, continues across the Atlantic in Denmark, but as yet has not come close to reaching a climax, or thankfully an ending. Like every good story it has had twists along the way, ups, as well as downs, joy and pain, but also sacrifice and success. If art reflects life then it is little wonder that Indra’s album, Heartland is eclecticism in the extreme…it is an album that is both intensely personal but also broad in its musical sweep. Hardly surprising given Indra’s story.

Indra, named by her mother after the Hindu warrior deity of the sky and the rain, was born to a Puerto Rican social worker, Elizabeth, and an African-American-Syrian jazz bassist, Donald Moore (his credits include, the New York Contemporary Five, Archie Shepp, Elvin Jones, Sonny Rollins, and Jackie McLean). Growing up in a tough neighborhood, Indra spent her formative years in an imaginary world with her mother’s extensive record collection of jazz, soul, and rock music for company.

Singing was always a private experience for Indra, but at the age of 13, her mother convinced her to audition for a place at Mannes College of Music; despite her inhibitions about her singing Indra was awarded a scholarship. Indra developed her soprano voice and during the same year that she started studying at Mannes, she attended the Village Harmony, summer camp in Northern Vermont. Her teenage years were spent in a musical parallel existence; one full of classical arias and vocalization practice and the other filled with traditional American folks tunes and old Balkan folk songs in the woods of Vermont. 

While working as a waitress in a Brooklyn wine bar, she met Benjamin Traerup, a Danish jazz saxophonist; three weeks later they were living together and one year after that they were married and living in Denmark. According to Indra,

“If I hadn’t been young and a little stupid I would never have moved to Denmark, but I was in love, and I still am, so it was a pragmatic choice. It took me four years to learn Danish, as it is not a language that falls naturally from an American tongue. In the end we found that creativity was in part born out of hardship.”

Read Indra’s full bio on her website.

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