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La baronne des glaces

Happy to announce that the first volume of my Ice Baroness saga will be published in French on September 16th by Éditions de l’Archipel.

Russie, 1822. Élevés dans la misère, Katya et son frère Grischa, orphelins de mère, rêvent tous deux d’une vie meilleure. A 13 ans, Grischa rêve de faire fortune et de voit le monde. Il s’enfuit à Saint-Pétersbourg avec sa petite sœur âgée de 9 ans.
Pendant un voyage sur la mer Baltique jusqu’à Hambourg, ils font la connaissance de Thilo et Christian. Ensemble, ils décident de monter une société marchande, avec une idée aussi surprenante qu’audacieuse : exporter la glace du Nord vers les Tropiques.
Mais la voie du succès est semée de difficultés et d’incertitude… et les sentiments qui lient Katya à Christian, pourtant marié, menacent de précipiter la chute de ces jeunes ” barons des glaces “…

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Wanderlust

Working for months on the last volume of the ice baroness saga has left me with an acute longing for Hamburg.

But one day, I will sit again at my favorite spots there, soaking up every single moment.

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The Circle of Life

Three years. Three volumes. And now my watch has ended.But in every end, there`s a new beginning. Especially in spring. And in the Rhine, the first Coot chicks have hatched.

 

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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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The Ice Baroness recommended by Italian magazine Oggi

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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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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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Unseasonable

While summer has finally arrived, my mind is fully occupied with the beauty of snowflakes.
Pure poetry.

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