I'm an award-winning author of mystery novels set in foreign countries and YA books on time travel and - I write in two languages. So ask me anything! About my life (within reason), my writing, self-publishing and my books. Can't wait to meet you.
I grew up in Germany and studied cultural sciences and languages. In my younger years, I travelled extensively and many of my books are inspired by those experiences abroad. Of course, my family and friends thought I was odd and too headstrong, but hey, I wanted to live and learn and didn't care what they said. Feeling adventurous as a newly qualified translator, I moved to Africa in 1988 and worked for two years as a secretary and language teacher in Botswana. Eventually, I settled down in South Africa, where I got married and raised two daughters. In Johannesburg, I worked as a corporate software trainer, professional translator and lecturer at WITS University. I also ran my own training company and was involved in various business committees. That was my other life and it began to feel too restrictive for a creative soul like me. Enter my current life, a writing career that began in 2003 with youth novels in the ‘Remember the Future’ series about time travel adventures in prehistory. Aimed at younger readers, adults soon began to take an interest in the stories and so far, there are three books in the series and counting. My first fully-fledged mystery novel was 'Singing Lizards', followed by ‘The Rhino Whisperer’ and both are set in Africa. The novel ‘A Half Moon Adventure’, which was probably inspired by my own experiences the most, is about to be launched. I often translate and rewrite the novels for my German readers and once in a while, I realise that to some people this must seem a little unusual.
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