My literary journey began at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where I worked every year during my studies. I looked after many authors at their book launch and at some point I thought to myself, „What they can do, I’m sure I can do, too”.
But I did not start right away. For 10 years I found excuses and postponed writing until the muse would kiss me. But she never came. It was not until 2016 that I admitted to myself that I would never start writing unless I consciously sat down and put my first sentence on paper.
My first book was to be a non-fiction book about development aid. But this attempt went wrong and I wrote 500 pages without a central theme or thinking about the target group. So I decided to join a writing group. For 1.5 years I practiced on short stories and learned with my group how to write a book. And so my India novel „The Color of the Saris“ came to life.
I had caught fire. There was no going back and I wanted to write more. I quit my job as an engineer in 2018 to go on a world trip and give more space to my new passion. I visited many countries and out of this the cultural stories (Kulturgeschichten) developed. In little stories I tell what cultural differences I discovered on my journey. On my world trip I also got the ideas for further books, which I realize one by one.
Meanwhile I live in New Zealand and work again as an engineer. And although I no longer live in Germany, I am in contact with my writing group almost daily. We founded the „Schreiber und Sammler“ (Writers and Collectors) and support each other in publications, readings and we have published the anthology “Dazwischen Geschichten” (Between Stories).