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Rebecca’s books and stories are about travel, other cultures and different value systems.

As an author and world traveler she is the Kulturflieger. This is german and means, she travels between cultures. She collects in her stories what she discovers in the world.

The idea for her first novel, “The Colour of the Sari,” came to her while she was living in India. With a pinch of situation comedy, she takes puts experiences from that time into an entertaining story and takes the reader through the life of today’s South India.

The fun continues in Rebecca’s story “For Devel’s Sake” which will be published at the 01 October 2021. An exciting story in which Devil gets help from God to save Hell and an apple finally has its say.

Rebecca publishes her books in German and Englsih. The German books you can find here.

Fan articles

The MUST HAVE for all Rebecca Ahlen fans.

Matching the books there are now also the fan articles. Mugs, bags, t-shirts, face masks and much more are now available. Surprise a friend who has read “Die Farbe des Saris” with a mug coaster or treat yourself to a hoddie from “Dazwischengeschichten” for those cold winter days. Extend your reading experience.

The designs and printing are high quality and available on

The fan articles

You can find more designs on my site and

Articles for Dazwischengeschichten

Articles for Die Farbe des Saris

About Rebecca

Her literary journey began at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where she worked every year during her studies. She looked after many authors at their book launch and at some point she thought to herself, “What they can do, I’m sure I can do, too”.

But she did not start right away. For 10 years she found excuses and postponed writing until the muse would kiss her. But she never came. It was not until 2016 that she admitted to herself that she would never start writing unless she consciously sat down and put her first sentence on paper.

Her first book was to be a non-fiction book about development aid. But this attempt went wrong and she wrote 500 pages without a central theme or thinking about the target group. So she decided to join a writing group. For 1.5 years she practiced on short stories and learned with her group how to write a book. And so the India Novel “The Colour of the Sari” came to life.

She had caught fire. There was no going back and she wanted to write more. She quit her job as an engineer in 2018 to go on a world trip and give more space to her new passion. She visited many countries and out of this the cultural stories (Kulturgeschichten) developed. In little stories she tells what cultural differences she discovered on her journey. On this world trip she also got the ideas for further books, which she will write and publsih one by one.

Meanwhile she lives in New Zealand and works again as an engineer. And although she no longer lives in Germany, she is in contact with her writing group almost daily. They founded the “Schreiber und Sammler” (Writers and Collectors) and support each other in publications, readings and they have published the anthology “Dazwischen Geschichten” (In-Between Stories).

In addition to her books, she writes the culture stories in german, publishes online courses in german and has a merchandise line.