Who am I?
I was born in Germany in 1968. Me and my three younger brothers grew up in the middle of a forest in the heart of the Luneburgian Heather. After romping through the forest with imagination as my guide, tomboy-me learned to read and disappeared into magical adventures, past times or eerie fairytale woods.
I didn’t stop at reading. During my training as a landscape gardener, I wrote my first novel, a manuscript full of a beginner’s mistakes. Fortunately, I found books on Creative Writing and soon my stories improved. For a while, reality interfered with my writing but after finishing a degree in forestry and a PhD in Science, I returned to my vocation. I like to write Fantasy, Science Fiction and Historical Novels for all age groups.
At present, I am writing at my next project in a small house near Hildesheim, Germany, where I live with my husband, my three children and my dog. I've had various short stories published in Germany as well as a non-fiction e-book in US-Fantasy author Holly Lisle’s “The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About …” series.
Like all humans I am more than the sum of my parts.
I love life, nature (incl. people) and particularly books but most important to me are my family and my manuscripts. The theme of my life comes from my great-granmother:
Nothing is as bad as it is good!
It means: there are always two sides to a coin.
I am the oldest child two universally talented genii. I inherited the "universally" but I am not so sure about the "genius".
Mutter's social aptitude and father's enthusiasm for nature have influenced me and my three brothers strongly. The older I get, the more I discover small things or patterns of behavior that point out to me how strong this influence was and still is.