You were born in Northern Sweden and your parents come from Lapland. How much did this influence the setting of your book and your ability to recreate it on the page?

Massively!  I think my childhood is in this story in the shape of the setting, the culture and drivers such as the Church. The stories of my parents and grandparents are in there. The fear we felt growing up is in there. The characters are spun from people in my past. The plot is all imagination.