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 childrenâ€™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 Hitlerâ€™s childrenâ€™s evacuation program. Iâ€™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 sheâ€™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.