The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter

Ingrid Winter is desperately trying to hold it all together. As a mother of three small children and an overworked literature professor with an overactive imagination, Ingrid feels like her life’s always on the brink of chaos.

Her attempt to secure her dream house has strained her marriage. She’s repeatedly reprimanded for eye rolling in faculty meetings. Petulant PTA parents want to drag her into a war over teaching children to tie their shoes. And an alarmingly persistent salesman keeps warning her of the potential dangers of home intrusion.

Clearly, she needs to get away. But Russia? Forced to join an academic mission to Saint Petersburg to promote international cooperation, Ingrid finds herself at a crossroads while drinking too much cough syrup. Will this trip push her into a Siberian sinkhole of existential dread or finally give her life some balance and direction?

This is the first book in the Ingrid Winter series.

Ingrid Winter could be Bridget Jones’ more established Norwegian cousin – a bit smarter, a bit more reliable, but just as impulsive and good at making bad decisions.


“I read, I chuckle, and I’m entertained. What I like in particular is that in all the levity, in all the humor, and in all the absurdity, a more philosophical question is also raised: What is a human being?”