My fellow campaigners have suggested I’d tell you some more about me. They might as well have asked me to run a marathon (slightly undersized, like Garfield, it would feel like a suicide mission), but I’ll try my very best.
What would you like to know? Shall I tell you about the tomboy who turned the forest around her house into a haunted grove or into Little Red’s riding grounds? Or about the seven-year old who decided to become a forester – and who did? Maybe, you’d be more interested in the school girl who wrote one page stories for all her friends and relatives and even corrected the few she got back.
All that is part of my past – and I keep it in my memory where every moment is as vivid and alive as way back when. I still see myself as Rainbow Girl, sliding though hollowed out tree trunks to help Mother Nature fight evil polluters. I still sing evening songs with the wood nymphs – except I’ve got to walk quite a bit longer these days to reach the woods. And I still make up stories for those around me.
One day I stumbled over a true story about my best friends ancestors. It fascinated me so much, I decided to write a book about it. Much, much later (5 years to be precise) it became my first published novel in Germany (I self published “Ann Angel’s Freedom” in the US for my friends family. It’s a YA historical novel). I even got an agent in Germany but it didn’t work out. We weren’t compatible. A couple of novels later, I found a new agent and this is working so much better.
At the same time, I decided to go Indie and founded the Independent Bookworm (by the way, if you write Fantasy, history or SciFi and want to join, pleas apply). Weird enough, my fellow bookworms have already published more than I did. I definitely need to get the final edit on my novel done. That’s why I’ll stop babbling now and get back to work. If you need to know more about me, my three kids, my husband, dog or house, please leave a comment, and I’ll get to it asap.