Meet Harald

Meet the Characters of the Comedy “For Devil’s Sake”

And explore what devil, the exchange angel Harald and a talking apple are up to in heaven.

What to do when hell is dead?
Devil is tired of not having enough souls in hell. As a result, his geocaching score suffers. Without hesitation, he sets off with the exchange angel Harald and a bitten apple to talk to God in heaven. Can the Devil entice the souls back to Hell?

For Devil’s Sake strains the laugh muscles as you follow humorous, whimsical characters wandering through Heaven and Hell to solve the problem of getting more souls into Hell. The perfect coffee table book for an afternoon when you don’t take your life so seriously and enjoy relaxing through laughter.

The comedy will be available on Amazon on October 1, 2021. The EBook can be pre-ordered here.

More Information on: http://kultur-flieger.de/comedy-for-devils-sake/

Meet Devil

Meet the Characters of the Comedy “For Devil’s Sake”

And explore what devil, the exchange angel Harald and a talking apple are up to in heaven.

What to do when hell is dead?
Devil is tired of not having enough souls in hell. As a result, his geocaching score suffers. Without hesitation, he sets off with the exchange angel Harald and a bitten apple to talk to God in heaven. Can the Devil entice the souls back to Hell?

For Devil’s Sake strains the laugh muscles as you follow humorous, whimsical characters wandering through Heaven and Hell to solve the problem of getting more souls into Hell. The perfect coffee table book for an afternoon when you don’t take your life so seriously and enjoy relaxing through laughter.

The comedy will be available on Amazon on October 1, 2021.

More Information on: http://kultur-flieger.de/comedy-for-devils-sake/

Interview with A Novel Idea

Doesn’t everyone have a picture in their mind of what an author does and how a novel is created? In an interview, Rebecca Ahlen tells us how she felt about it.

She too had an idea of what experience and knowledge an author had to have in order to write a bestseller. But over the years, her image has changed. You can read more about it in the full interview. Rebecca is a guest at A Novel Idea.

https://anovelideanz.wixsite.com/bookbox/post/an-author-spotlight-with-rebecca-ahlen

You can find more interviews with Rebecca Ahlen in New Zealand here:

Booktrailer

Additional to the India novel “The Colour of the Sari”, there is now also the booktrailer.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the book and let yourself be enchanted by India and the love story.

Book Fair in New Zealand

As a launch to the English publication of “The Colour of the Sari”, Rebecca Ahlen presented her India novel at the book fair “Ages of Pages” in Hamiltion/ New Zealand on March 27, 2021.


Visitors to the fair had a choice of 50 self-publishing authors who call New Zealand home. Authors and visitors from all over the country came to be part of the fair.


For Rebecca, it was a success. Not only was she able to showcase her India novel, but she also made connections with other authors and illustrators for her next book project.

International Bloggers

It becomes international.


It is something very special to publish a book and to see the first review about it. Then the first bloggers come and report about the author and the debut novel.


But with the translation of the novel and the international platform, English bloggers are now joining in.


“The Colour of the Sari” is just 2 weeks published and already there is the first spotlight from Reshwity Publishing in New Zealand.


To the Spotlight


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Meet Rebecca

Since 01 March 2021, the debut novel by Rebecca Ahlen “The Colour of the Sari” is available in English.


On 27 March 2021 you can meet her with her India novel at the book event “Ages of Pages” in the Hamilton Gardens (Hamilton/ New Zealand).


Come by to meet her in person. Take the chance to get your copy signed. And learn more about new book projects that will be published this year.


The event:
Ages of Pages 03/27/2021 at 09:30am to 4:00pm.
Hamilton Gardens (New Zealand)

New release

The India novel “The Colour of the Sari” by Rebecca Ahlen is now also available in English.

Available is the paperback and the e-book since 01 March 2021 on Amazon

Paperback and E-Book

It doesn´t look like a Bollywood movie at all …

Bianca imagined her first job as a civil engineer differently. When she gets the opportunity to work for a year at a vocational school in India, she takes the chance and quits her job in Nuremberg.

On arrival, she is confronted with two unknown worlds. On the one hand she is enchanted by India, on the other hand she discovers the emigrant city of Auroville. These two worlds do not seem to fit together, and Bianca is not sure whether she belongs in either. She dives deeper into Indian culture when she meets a young Tamil, and their relationship grows closer.

But she quickly reaches her limits and asks herself whether it was a good idea to give up her life for the foreign country.

“The Colour of the Sari” tells of a close encounter with India. Bianca’s journey takes the reader to festivals and markets, to an Indian school and a city full of alternatives, to temples, weddings, and immerses them in everyday Indian life. Bianca not only learns about a foreign culture; she also learns a lot about herself.

Author without books

Normally, it works like this: As an author, you publish your paperback and the first thing you want to have, is the printed copy in your hand. That’s what every self-publisher is advised to do. If you’re publishing a paperback, order a sample copy before you publish your book. This way you can check if the final product looks exactly as you imagined it. The colours, the size of the book and the font, and any spelling errors (that slipped through during all the revisions).

However, that’s not how it was for me. I’ve now published two paperbacks, and I don’t own my own books as hard copies.
Not because I’m not interested in them, or because I want to save money, but for entirely different reasons.

The first attempt

I published my first novel, The Colour of Sari, in German in May 2019. At this time I was on my world trip and had no address to which I could have sent the sample copy. For a little over a year I have settled down now and theoretically I could have bought my own book. But then my boyfriend bought my book and because he doesn’t speak German, it sits around unused in our house. So I borrow his book regularly and until today I had no reason to buy my own book.

The second attempt

In November 2020 I published my satire “For Devils sake” with the writers and collectors in our anthology “Dazwischengeschichten” (In-Between Sories). This time I wanted to own our book and I placed an order with our editor who organized a collective order. Already in November, the first pictures reached me from Germany that my fellow authors had received their copy and were diligently posting photos of it on social media. Shortly after I got the email that my copy is also in the mail to New Zealand.
Meanwhile, it’s February and my copy of “In-Between Stories” still hasn’t arrived. There are just a lot less planes flying because of Corona and so the mail takes forever from Germany to New Zealand.

The third try?

At least I can say “I tried.” And just because I don’t own my own books to this day doesn’t mean it will stay that way. Maybe someday the mail will arrive from Germany. Right now, I’m waiting again. On 01 March 2021 I will publish “The Colour of the Sari” in English. For weeks the mail has been on the way for this as well and I hope that it arrives in the next 2 weeks.

New Publishing

The time has finally come.

Rebecca Ahlen publishes her India novel “The Color of the Saris” in English.

As of March 1, 2021, the novel will be available on Amazon in paperback and e-book.

Paperback and E-Book

It doesn´t look like a Bollywood movie at all …

Bianca imagined her first job as a civil engineer differently. When she gets the opportunity to work for a year at a vocational school in India, she takes the chance and quits her job in Nuremberg.

On arrival, she is confronted with two unknown worlds. On the one hand she is enchanted by India, on the other hand she discovers the emigrant city of Auroville. These two worlds do not seem to fit together, and Bianca is not sure whether she belongs in either. She dives deeper into Indian culture when she meets a young Tamil, and their relationship grows closer.

But she quickly reaches her limits and asks herself whether it was a good idea to give up her life for the foreign country.

“The Colour of the Sari” tells of a close encounter with India. Bianca’s journey takes the reader to festivals and markets, to an Indian school and a city full of alternatives, to temples, weddings, and immerses them in everyday Indian life. Bianca not only learns about a foreign culture; she also learns a lot about herself.