Janice D. Soderling

Location Sweden
Occupation commercial writer/translator (retired)
Website http://

About Me

Live in Sweden. Shovel snow in the winter, pull up weeds in the summer. My bookshelves overfloweth.

Why do you write?

What fuels creativity? I've written on demand all my life, a deadline always fuels. Otherwise a random word, a chance thought.

Why do I write? It's an addiction.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Just added Deborah Eisenberg to my list of favorite authors. Forgot to mention Marguerite Duras.

Also in no particular order (short stories and flash): William Trevor, Eudora Welty, Sherman Alexie, Angela Carter, Muriel Spark, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Stuart Dybeck, Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Bowen, Katherine Mansfield, Katherine Anne Porter, Edna O'Brien.

Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Conner, Shirley Jackson, William Gass, Alice Munro, Charles Baxter, John Cheever, John Updike, Tobias Wolff, Russell Edson, Paul Theroux,Augusto Monterroso, Francine Prose--have to stop sometime, so I'll stop now.

How could I have ´neglected to mention Henry Green and Gina Berriault?

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David Ackley – May 12, 2013

Hi Janice,

I can't find anywhere I thanked you for your kind comments on "Water Shot Light," which I really enjoyed reading--your comments that is. Hope your own writing is going well and that we'll be seeing more of it.


Michelle McEwen – Apr 10, 2013

Hello. I am just now seeing the message you left on my wall regarding reading my story "Clay Women" via "This Literary Magazine". Thank so much for that comment and for reading. I appreciate it.

Gloria Garfunkel – Mar 09, 2013

All of your comments have been so kind and incisive. I really appreciate them.

Tim G. Young – Feb 03, 2013

Hi Janice,
Pleased to read you posts!

Paul Hargreaves – Jan 23, 2013

Hi Janice,
Sorry I haven't responded sooner. I was away on vacation and not really checking in. Thanks for getting back to me. In what capacity did you work in the biz?

Steve Finan – Jan 22, 2013

Thanks for the great comment Janice.
And thanks also for the observation on the double genitive. I greatly enjoy grammar discussions (a necessity in my profession) and it is rare to find someone who will engage in such. I agree, my double genitive is wrong — indeed, it is wrong on two counts! I will amend it.
It should be: builders’ merchant.
Much appreciated and thanks again for the comment. My respects.

Tina Barry – Jan 21, 2013

Hi Janice. Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Bird Watching." I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 11, 2013

Thank you for your incisive comment on Ilonka's Hagaddah. I am working on a book-length collection of linked stories.

Mathew Paust – Jan 09, 2013

Janice, I did the same thing moments ago, praising "Gloria" for the poem about the Holocaust posted by Sally. We both must be feeling verklempt today. ;-)

John Riley – Jan 08, 2013

Janice, thanks for commenting and faving "Testimony." I'm delighted you enjoyed it.

Barry Basden – Jan 05, 2013

Thanks, Janice. I'm glad you liked White Cliffs.

Marcus Speh – Jan 05, 2013

Thank you for commenting on "The Last Letter", Janice and welcome to Fictionaut!

Janice D. Soderling – Dec 14, 2012

Thanks, John. I'm glad to be here too. It's kinda overwhelming, so much talent to explore.

John Riley – Dec 12, 2012

Welcome, Janice. Glad you're finally here.

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