Ruins of Castle Hanstein near Bornhagen, Germany

Visiting the ruins of Hanstein takes us back to medieval times - Castle Hanstein near Bornhagen, Germany in 2012 More »

Vietnam War protestors demonstrate - Wichita, KS, 1967.

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Solingen, Germany after the bombing, November 1944. - Stadtarchiv Solingen

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My grandmother Grete with her sisters in the early 1920s in Germany.

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B17 Bomber above German Airfield in WWII

U.S. Bomber flies above German airfield in WWII. More »


News and Appearances

After my move to Germany, I no longer participate in U.S.-based appearances or events. This may change if and when the right opportunities present themselves. I will likely travel to European destinations once I get settled. I will also be available for German and English language readings, presentations, panels and workshops.


woman reading in a park in front of listeners

Reading during the Literary Hiking Day in Solingen

I’m very excited to announce the following upcoming events.

  • February 2019: Prerelease sale of my new prohibition novel, WHERE THE NIGHT NEVER ENDS
  • March, 15, 2019: Release of WHERE THE NIGHT NEVER ENDS
  • May 3/4: Writing Workshop VHS Solingen (German)
  • June 22-24: Writers’ Conference, Dublin, Ireland
  • July 7: Sommerfest Bibliothek Monheim
  • September 1: Literary Hiking Day, Wuppertal
  • September 20: Vaterland, wo bist du? – Publication of the German translation of SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND (More Info here)
  • October 22/23: Press Announcement for new novel, VATERLAND, WO BIST DU?
  • November 9: Reading at ElkesART „Literarischer Salon“ in Düsseldorf-Garath – Thema: „So ein Donnerwetter!“
  • November 15: Release day of WHEN THEY MADE US LEAVE: A Novel about Hitler’s Mass Evacuation Program for Children
  • November 15: Release day of 47 TAGE: Wie zwei Jungen Hitlers letztem Befehl trotzten
  • December 4: Reading, Josef Haus, Solingen (for residents)
  • December 7: Reading, Destille, Düsseldorf – Thema Wundertüte
  • December 11: Reading Altenhilfe, Solingen Wald, (for residents)

Frau sitzt mit Buch und liestAuthor Visits/Readings 2020

  • January 30, 2020: Presentation/Reading in German VATERLAND, WO BIST DU?, Elisabeth-Roock-Haus, Solingen (for residents)
  • March 5, 2020: Präsentation/Reading in German VATERLAND, WO BIST DU?, Elisabeth-Roock-Haus, Solingen (for residents)
  • April 14, 2020: Reading with fellow authors from the Solinger Autorenrunde „Das grüne Sofa“, Haus Arndt, Langenfeld
  • April 21, 2020: Reading/Discussion “War and Memories,” Interkulturelle Begegnung, Evangelische Altenhilfe, Solingen Wald (everyone is invited)
  • April 24, 2020: VHS presentation/reading VATERLAND, WO BIST DU?, Solingen
  • May 14, 2020: Culver Academies, Culver, IN, USA
  • May 29, 2020: VHS Class – Introduction to Publishing, Solingen
  • June 6 and 20, 2020: VHS Class – How to Write a Short Story or Novel, Solingen