Saturday, April 16, 2016

Allie's Indie Author Fringe


I'm just back from a 3 week stay at a health resort (nothing serious, just recovering lost energies) and found that the Indie Author Fringe has already started. It takes place three times a year and is organized by the Alliance of Independent Authors (Allie).

They have a days worth of panels with videos and text lectures that are extremely useful for writers. You might want to check it out.


Monday, February 22, 2016

I promised I'd let you know

so here it is:

Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences…

When Marge and her father enter the town to sell charcoal, the young smith John falls for her immediately. However, beautiful girls vanish overnight in town, and he has no idea where Marge is staying. Can he find her despite the curfew before the kidnappers will?

What if the Brothers Grimm didn't notice that "Hänsel und Gretel" weren't siblings at all?

The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

You can get John and Marge here. If you leave me a review and send me the link, I'll give you a copy of one of the other books. :D

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Number 5 is (nearly) alive!

Hi all,

the blog post's title is a reference to the German title of Short Circuit. :D

I've been working a lot behind the scenes to get my next fairy tale retelling ready for release. Here's the cover. I darkened the name of the original. Can you guess which fairy tale it is this time?

Tell me what you think. What do you expect to be in this tale? I'm curious. I'll let you know the blurb and other details once it goes life.

BTW, if you're interested in reading in exchange for a review, shoot me an eMail though my main website.

Have a great time,

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

yearly goals


as you can see from my sidebar, I've reached my yearly goals. I wrote nearly 170K new words (that means 4 more fairy tales, several side projects and a novel) and translated 150K of those. I will be quite busy revising and publishing next year. :D

How did your year go? Did you set out with a goal in mind? Have you reached it? Share your experiences in the comments.

I wish you all a very successful 2016 (where the definition of success is up to you).
Happy New Year,

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Do you want to be part of this year's Indie Advent Calendar?


I'm still looking for writers who'd like to participate in the Indie Author's Advent Calendar 2016. This is the third year I'm running this and we've got a lot of regular readers. So it's a great way to introduce your way of writing to an interested audience.

What I'll need from you:
- one speculative flash story or no more than 1000 words (which means Fantasy, SciFi, or any subgenre thereof -- the story doesn't have to be about Christmas)
- one bonus for list members (another story, a poem, a picture, a recipe)
- a short bio (3 sentences)
- an author photo (or avatar placeholder photo)
- a link (to your website, your preferred social media site, your eMail signup)

That's all. Send everything to me (remove the brackets around the @).
I'm looking forward to your stories, but you'll  have to be fast. The calendar is nearly full (you can contact me with the easy stuff first and send the rest later).

Enjoy the season, and if you're doing NaNo, keep up the good work.

Monday, November 2, 2015



I'm doing NaNo again this year, and look at my overal 2015 wordcount. I'm really, really pleased with it. It's nearly twice as much as I managed last year. Now, if I can stay on this level next year too, it'll be an extremely productive year.

Are you NaNoing too?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Tip for Indies


I've been spending a good part of the last few weeks with paperworks, and I'm still not sure if I've got everything punched and filed away.

My tip for you is: do it immediately. If you leave your paperwork lying around, you're bound to lose it or forget about it. I should have known better (and I usually file bills and receipts as soon as I get them), but this year was chaotic. Hopefully I won't miss a bill when the time for my next tax statement comes.

Better be prepared.
Enjoy the lovely autumn days,