Ruins of Castle Hanstein near Bornhagen, Germany

Visiting the ruins of Hanstein takes us back to medieval times - Castle Hanstein near Bornhagen, Germany in 2012 More »

Vietnam War protestors demonstrate - Wichita, KS, 1967.

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Solingen, Germany after the bombing, November 1944. - Stadtarchiv Solingen

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My grandmother Grete with her sisters in the early 1920s in Germany.

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B17 Bomber above German Airfield in WWII

U.S. Bomber flies above German airfield in WWII. More »


News and Appearances

After my move to Germany, I no longer participate in U.S.-based appearances or events. This may change if and when the right opportunities present themselves. I will likely travel to European destinations once I get settled. I will also be available for German and English language readings, presentations, panels and workshops.


woman reading in a park in front of listeners

Reading during the Literary Hiking Day in Solingen

I’m very excited to announce the following upcoming events. Due to the Corona Virus, many events have been canceled. Please check here for updates.

Frau sitzt mit Buch und liestAuthor Visits/Readings 2020

  • January 30, 2020: Presentation/Reading in German VATERLAND, WO BIST DU?, Elisabeth-Roock-Haus, Solingen (for residents)
  • March 5, 2020: Präsentation/Reading in German VATERLAND, WO BIST DU?, Elisabeth-Roock-Haus, Solingen (for residents)
  • April 14, 2020: Moved! Reading with fellow authors from the Solinger Autorenrunde „Das grüne Sofa“, Haus Arndt, Langenfeld
  • April 21, 2020: Reading/Discussion “War and Memories,” Interkulturelle Begegnung, Evangelische Altenhilfe, Solingen Wald (everyone is invited)
  • April 24, 2020: VHS presentation/reading VATERLAND, WO BIST DU?, Solingen
  • May 14, 2020: Culver Academies, Culver, IN, USA
  • May 29, 2020: VHS Class – Introduction to Publishing, Solingen
  • June 6 and 20, 2020: VHS Class – How to Write a Short Story or Novel, Solingen