As a member of the Solinger Autorenrunde I participated in a wonderfully diverse reading organized by the Monheim Public Library. In the garden, framed by picturesque brick walls and flowering plants, we read and listened to amazing stories and poems. In-between we enjoyed refreshments and guitar and song music.
I read the beginning of the German version of SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND and an essay about the children’s evacuation program during the Third Reich, also the subject of my next novel.
New Manuscript Set During WWII
I feel I still need to deal with WWII issues. So my new manuscript is about Hitler’s children’s evacuation program. I’m seventy percent through the first draft and aim for publication in December.
Our old puppy, Mocha, has been gone for four months now and the house is terribly quiet. I often feel her presence as if she’d walk into my office any moment. We hung a few photos of her in the kitchen and I find myself looking at her all the time. Sometimes we talk. On the other hand it is quite freeing not to have to plan walks and meals and trips.