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Growing up in the 1960s and 70s in southern Germany, I had three big dreams: to one day be a mother, to live in America, and to write a book—in no particular order. But life threw me many curveballs and it wasn’t until 1998, when the first two dreams became true within a few months of each other.

It took another twenty years until I found the inspiration and courage to write my debut novel, TURN BACK TIME. My books aren’t autobiographical, but I realized that our past never really leaves us, and every story contains specks of my own experiences.

My novels explore questions about relationships, long-harbored dreams, but also deep-rooted insecurities, and send the protagonists on emotional journeys of personal growth. Each of my books, even though fictional, is inspired by everyday people and events. I’m not content with being pushed to one genre and blend contemporary romance with women’s fiction and sometimes also travelogue.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, photography, going for lunch dates with friends, and traveling…always traveling! Because that is where I recharge and find my inspiration—or where inspiration finds me.

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