Today is a happy day.
After two years of research & writing & editing & rewriting & reresearching ad infinitum, I noticed my publisher has announced my book on their website, which means its not long until it hits the stores - http://happyjam.no/Websted/Nyheter.html
The rather cumbersome title you can see in the front page here…
…translates into something like this:
“but then April 9th came in the way…” - Adolf Hoel - the forgotten polar pioneer.
Adolf Hoel was a Norwegian geologist born in 1879 - to cut a long story very short: He spent every summer between 1907 to 1925 on Spitsbergen, mapping and exploring what was then a terra nullius. His research and work on the Arctic island was paramount in the process that in 1920 led to Norway being given the sovereignty of Spitsbergen. Then he founded the research organisation that later became the Norwegian Polar Institute, tried to snatch eastern Greenland out of Danish rule, lost, became fed up with Norwegian politics, joined the Norwegian Nazi party in 1933, yet snatched a part of Antarctica away from a secret German expedition in 1939, became principal of the University in Oslo during the war and ended up being convicted for treason against his country in 1949 and fell into virtually total oblivion after that until his death in 1964.
General info on Hoel:
A story I wrote about the Greenland occupation (in English):
Another story about a Greenland expedition Hoel sendt out in 1941, that became the first US Naval capture during WWII - a STRANGE story (also in English) :
Anyway - just needed to SHOUT it out to you guys.
Of course, the whole experience wouldn’t have been so smooth and happy if it wasn’t for Scrivener. So - thanks, KB! I’m already shuffling index-cards around sorting out the initial disposition of the next book…