Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I am going to delete this blog

Hi there,

long time no see...
and it's all my fault. With my little grandson getting more mobile I'm finding less and less time for the (other) things I love doing. What little time I have goes into creating  and publishing new stories.

Now, the EU decided upon a new and quite advanced data protection law. As an Internet used I'm all in favor since it'll protect my data much better than anything that came before.

However, the amount of work (including documentation) needed to be compliant with this law is huge. That means my writing time is nonexistent until May 25th when the law is enforced. The fines for not being compliant are huge (from 1 million EUR to 20 Mio EUR). Since I don't have that kind of money lying around, I'm trying my best to get everything done before the deadline.

Unfortunately that  makes it necessary for me to cut down on the blogs and websites I am running. This is one of the blogs I'm closing down. I'm sorry to see you go since I alway intended on getting more active here again when the little one is in kindergarten, but that's the way things go.

I you feel inclined to follow me still, go to my main website. I'll return to blogging there once it is fully compliant with the new law. This blog will be deleted just before May 25th.

I wish you the best and have fun,

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A New Year Surprise

As I posted on my blog for readers I had the most wonderful surprise on the 10th of January. I became a grandmother of a lovely baby boy. It was rather unexpected (read the story here), but we're all delighted. Naturally that'll slow down my writing somewhat, but I won't give up. Here's a picture of our precious:

Sunday, December 25, 2016

I did it (and farewell for now)!


As you can see, the progress bars in the left sidebar have all turned green. I made my yearly goal for writing 150,000 new words of fiction and translating them. That means I'll have a lot of publications for next year. The first one is going to be the non-linear novel that I started so many years ago (some of you might still remember).

It also means that I'll have to learn more about marketing (and implement what I learn). Therefore posts to this blog will probably remain sporadic as best. I'll try to let you know about marketing strategies that work for me, and about my new releases, but that's all I'll have time for in 2017.

In total 2016 has been a hard year for me. When my father was diagnosed with breast cancer, my world crumbled and I was unable to write, read, or learn anything new. The whole family was in a sort of limbo. Only when it became clear after the operation that he'd fully recover, I managed to get back to +-normal. I sincerely hope that the next year will be more gentle to all of us.

Have a wonderful Christmas and get into the new year safely.
All the best,

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sorry for the long absence, and a little freebie


I know I've been absent from this blog for way too long (last post says April, ugh), but I've had a couple of personal catastrophes (incl. my dad getting breast cancer of all things). Now that the dust has settled, I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. Last month I set up a lot of new releases (up to x-mas) and prepared this year's NaNoWriMo stories.

Also, I participated in something really, really fun, and it's aimed at you: writers. We collected 20 flash stories that are fatally flawed. Can you spot the flaw(s) before the author tells you? The anthology is available for free and you can share it with as many writer friends as you like.

Download it for free here: InstaFreebie, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Scribd, Weltbild (tolino)

I hope you're having a great time,

P.S.: Of course we'd be delighted if you could leave a short review when you finish reading

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Allie's Indie Author Fringe


I'm just back from a 3 week stay at a health resort (nothing serious, just recovering lost energies) and found that the Indie Author Fringe has already started. It takes place three times a year and is organized by the Alliance of Independent Authors (Allie).

They have a days worth of panels with videos and text lectures that are extremely useful for writers. You might want to check it out.


Monday, February 22, 2016

I promised I'd let you know

so here it is:

Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences…

When Marge and her father enter the town to sell charcoal, the young smith John falls for her immediately. However, beautiful girls vanish overnight in town, and he has no idea where Marge is staying. Can he find her despite the curfew before the kidnappers will?

What if the Brothers Grimm didn't notice that "Hänsel und Gretel" weren't siblings at all?

The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

You can get John and Marge here. If you leave me a review and send me the link, I'll give you a copy of one of the other books. :D

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Number 5 is (nearly) alive!

Hi all,

the blog post's title is a reference to the German title of Short Circuit. :D

I've been working a lot behind the scenes to get my next fairy tale retelling ready for release. Here's the cover. I darkened the name of the original. Can you guess which fairy tale it is this time?

Tell me what you think. What do you expect to be in this tale? I'm curious. I'll let you know the blurb and other details once it goes life.

BTW, if you're interested in reading in exchange for a review, shoot me an eMail though my main website.

Have a great time,