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Three years ago

Three years ago today, it was so cold that ice was floating in Konstanz harbor. Rare enough around here, and also a meaningful coincidence. Because back then, I was plotting the story of my ice barons Katya, Grischa, Christian, and Thilo.

Three years later, it’s already springlike, and I’m about a month away from writing the final sentence of this saga.

My song of ice and sea, storm and fire and new horizons. And of being human in all its facets.
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Top Ten Landscape Novels

Happy to be featured on this Spanish list

Las mejores novelas landscape – Lista de 10 libros – Babelio

las mejores novelas landscape – Lista de 10 libros – Babelio

Las mejores novelas landscape – Este género se destaca por permitir al lector viajar desde su casa, nos permiten conocer lugares exóticos y maravillarnos con sus descripciones.

Source: es.babelio.com/liste/899/las-mejores-novelas-landscape

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Press Snippet

The Ice Baroness recommended by Italian magazine Oggi

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Interview

Ice as a force of nature, the poetry of its names and the red thread in all of my novels: an interview about the Ice Baroness saga with the fabulous Marilia Piccone.

Marilia Piccone ci propone una nuova intervista a Nicole C. Vosseler!

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Ciao Bella!

Happy to announce that the first volume of the Ice Baroness saga is going to be published in Italian on November 26th by Neri Pozza / Beat Edizioni.

La baronessa del ghiaccio on Amazon Italia

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News from the Desk

Through storm and fire.
Born on Monday, June 1st, 2020: the Ice Baroness 2.

 

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Book Anniversary

14 years. 7 languages. Various best-selling lists. Many, many editions and special editions. And still moving on.
Happy Birthday, baby.

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An Italian Interview

Of green thumbs, bleeding hearts and how the tea Robert Fortune stole from China changed the world.

Interview on Stradanove
English version (pdf)

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To the North

And to the ends of the world.
Available from tomorrow in German: the beginning of the saga around the four ice barons Katya, Grischa, Christian and Thilo.
My song of ice and snow and the sea. And of Hamburg as it once was.

 

 

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Back from Hamburg

Home again. Blisters on my feet after having walked for kilometers in my characters’ shoes, mind and heart full of fresh impressions, images and thoughts. With research material, some nostalgia, my favorite coffee and this beautiful Tibetan guy to watch over the new manuscript and new ideas.

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One Year Ago Today

Today was sunny and warm, full of butterflies and bees. Hard to imagine that one year ago, it was so cold that there was ice floating in the port of Konstanz (which rarely ever happens).
At that time, I was musing about Katya, who knows to read the ice, and her brother Grischa, who has a special sense for wind and weather, both setting out from nineteenth-century Russia to make their fortune in the world.
One year later, while spring is settling in, a bit more each day, the outline I wrote in those freezing days is about to become the first volume of their saga.

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Writer`s Sunday

Sunday with Katya and Grischa on their respective ways through the northern seas. Among other places, in Tromsø, in those days a little backwater of a port.

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A Voyage of Discovery

250 years ago today, James Cook embarked on his first circumnavigation aboard the Endeavour. A voyage of exploration in search of botanical, astronomical, medical and last but not least geographical knowledge that made history and changed the world. An adventure that had already fascinated me since I was a teenager when, at 23, I started working on the manuscript that eventually became my debut novel some years later.

Nathaniel Dance: Captain James Cook (1728-1779) via Wikimedia Commons

All this time, I dreamt of visiting the spot in Hawaii where Captain Cook met his violent death in 1779. A dream that came true four years ago in Kealakekua Bay, when I swam over to the monument erected in his memory.

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Empire State of Mind

Mentally here: Empire State Building by night. With Jack and Ivy, in my favorite scene of the new novel (so far).

(Photo Credit: Jörg Brochhausen / Nicole C. Vosseler)

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Twin Pack

It´s always a joy to receive foreign editions of my novels. Especially when there are two arriving in the same week: «Beyond the Nile» in Romanian and «Time of the Wild Orchids» in Russian.
(The latter recommended for age 18+, by the way. Which honestly makes me blush.)

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