Posts made in July, 2015


Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 21 comments

A NIGHT DIVIDED will be released on August 25th – I am SO excited to share this book with all of you! The East German secret police, the Stasi, had files on millions of their citizens, collected for suspicious activity, to use for blackmail, or even in expectation that sometime in the future, that citizen might do something wrong – a future dissident.           In this story, Gerta’s older brother, Fritz, has caught the attention of the Stasi. This is a conversation between Gerta and Fritz shortly after he has an interaction with them:  ...

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Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 24 comments

  A NIGHT DIVIDED will release in about one month, so it’s time to begin sharing some of my favorite quotes from the book! This one takes place early in the story, when Gerta wakes up, having heard sounds out on the street.     “I pulled my curtains apart, expecting the worst. But when I looked out, my heart slammed into my throat. Not even the darkest part of my imagination could have prepared me for this. It was Sunday, August 13, 1961, a day I would remember for the rest of my life. When a prison had been built around us as we slept.” There are several...

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A Night Divided – The World of East Berlin

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 55 comments

Are you getting as excited as me for A NIGHT DIVIDED to release? Okay, probably no one is excited as I am, but I hope you are looking forward to meeting Gerta, her brother, Fritz, and the other characters who populate their world! A NIGHT DIVIDED will release on Aug 25, 2015. Please support your indie bookstore first, but if you want to buy online, you can also find the book at: Indiebound Amazon Barnes and Noble   In 1965, East Berlin was under the control of Communist Russia, but run by the East German government known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Even with the Berlin Wall...

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