- And You Thought It Would Fail: Simona was determined to bring the Romance Novel to the Swedish literary scene. But it wasn't easy for her to find a publisher for her debut novel, Överenskommelser, and the critics continued to ignore her. While she maybe isn't a household name, she's got a steady fanbase, she has published four more novels and has proven that there is a market for Swedish Romance.
- Genius Bonus: Simona has put a lot of research into her historical love novels. Överenskommelser has a mention of the royal wedding, that really took place in Sweden in 1881, and also name-drops celebrities like Claude Monet, Charles Darwin and Henrik Ibsen. Betvingade features three real historical personages: King Magnus, Queen Blanche and Saint Birgitta. De skandalösa name-drops Niccoló Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei and features king Carl XI.
YMMV / Simona Ahrnstedt