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Our first book, Nukkumatti and the Midnight Sun, was illustrated by Sannimaria's friend Carolina Morera. Right from the start, we agreed that Carolina would also illustrate all of our forthcoming NUKULUKU stories, that’s how much we loved her illustration style. It has...


Writing together with your daughter is inspiring and fun. We throw ideas into the air and choose the best ones and try them out in the text. I'll write the first version, Sanni will criticise it and I'll criticise Sanni for her harsh criticism and together we edit the...


Nukkumatti and the Midnight Sun came from the printing house a couple of weeks ago and now the Finnish language copies are sold out! I am frustrated because people ask to buy it as a Christmas present and all we can give are our empty hands. We should have ordered more...


The printing house delivered us a big pile of boxes full of our books. Nukkumatti and the Midnight Sun was finally born!

Opening the boxes and seeing your “child” for the first time was breathtaking. This is really happening! We have made a book! We are authors! Me...


The children's book, Nukkumatti and the Midnight Sun, is in a printing house! I sent the files yesterday and asked them to make the books as perfect and beautiful as they can. They promised they'd do it. 

I have no idea why it ended up taking so long to g...


In the middle of the all other tasks I had going on, I suddenly decided to publish a few of my stories as a small book.

As an entrepreneur I have prepared layouts to many books for other authors and poets but not for my own. I do not have any novels ready, but I have go...


We have some great plans for the future, we needed a name for all of that. You might call it a brand or a trademark, but we are wary of using big words like that, we are not professionals yet. We just wanted a name to describe what we are doing.

We have a dream to publi...


I have had an opportunity to have a wonderful lady, Tuija Seipell, as my coach during the last few months. Thanks to Business Finland and Innovation Voucher!

Who is Tuija Seipell? Let's read what is said about her at


Tuija Seipell is a Canadian...


In the end of February there was an event called Artic Design Week in Rovaniemi. They had their 10th year anniversary. I participated into three different events during the week and everyone of them was very useful for our Nukkumatti Project.

I met other entrepreneurs a...


Even tough I can draw a little I knew we needed much better illustrator for this project.

Because the story of Nukkumatti and the Midnight Sun has basic elements of Lappish nature, we thought it might be interesting for those who love Lapland. There are hundreds of thou...

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We planned to publish a children's book but the amount of ideas and ambition grew during the project.


Read about NUKULUKU-project, how it started and how we managed to develop it.

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