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Open-Air Reading, Award News and a New Release

Last Sunday, authors and guests met for a hike and some readings in an area known for its heathers and bogs. This was only the second event since Corona began and it felt amazing to be outdoors sharing my WWII novel WHEN THEY MADE US LEAVE. The great Michael Völkel entertained us with medieval music …

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Hintergrundwissen zum biografischen Roman “Vaterland, wo bist Du?”

Man liest häufig, wie viele Bücher ein Autor in einem Jahr herausbringt. In manchen Genres schaffen es Schriftsteller, gleich mehrere Bücher pro Jahr zu veröffentlichen. Dagegen war die Entwicklung des biografischen Romans “Vaterland, wo bist Du?” über das Leben meiner Eltern als Kriegskinder und -jugendliche lang und steinig – sie dauerte 15 Jahre. Das liegt …

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‘How I Got Here’ or The Rocky Road of Becoming an Author

In 2002 I interviewed my parents about their experiences during WWII. They’d been kids, then youths in the post-war era, had met and fallen in love. But that’s not what I want to talk about here, I want to tell you about the first time I realized I loved writing. After that three-week task of …

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