Katarina Bivald (b. 1983) grew up working part-time in a bookstore, dreaming of becoming an author. In 2013, the dream came true when she published her New York Times bestselling debut The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.

The novel was an instant success and sold to 29 territories. It was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick in the UK and won Debut of the Year at the French literary festival, Saint Maure En Poche.

Bivald’s second novel, Uneasy Rider was published in 2015. It’s a feel-good adventure with unexpected complications. Her third novel Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins came out in 2018 and has a heart-warming take on the art of living, even after it’s too late.

The author lives in Stockholm with her dog Sam and is currently working on a cosy crime series set in Cornwall.