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    FINALLY: My new novel „Zwischenschritte“ is out!

    FINALLY: My new novel „Zwischenschritte“ is out!

    Finally.
    1000 times finally.
    My new novel, Zwischenshritte, will be available in bookstores in Germany at end of February! I am excited to announce that it is my first book that I am publishing myself- with a wonderful team of dedicated professionals-under my own label MORE books. MORE like English more and MORE like Croatian the sea. With this this name, my writing history and my personal heritage are united, expressing my mission and my purpose.

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    16.12.2023 Christmas Reading in Erlangen

    16.12.2023 Christmas Reading in Erlangen

    It’s Christmas time: you can love it, you can hate it – but you cannot avoid it.

    My author’s group Wortwerk from Erlangen will do its best to entertain you on this Saturday evening with stories and poems on the full emotional scale. So come, grab a bier or a tea or a glas of wine and slide into the 3d advent – listening to my Christmas story, too.

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    November 24th, Reading in Cumiana

    November 24th, Reading in Cumiana

    Looking forward to presenting my book “Every Day, Every Hour” in Italian city of Cumiana by Torino, which is the twin town of Erlangen, where I live.

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    And off I go!

    And off I go!

    My dear readers, this Wednesday I’m retreating for 5 weeks to my island of Brač to paddle on my SUP, taste the sea and eat some black gnocchi with seafood – but above all to research and write miraculous venetian stories about the female ancestors of my main character Sebastiano. What a challenge this will be!

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    June 6th

    June 6th

    Today is Sebastiano’s birthday. It was a hot afternoon on the crowded piazza and the sea gulls were going wild under the glowing Venetian sky as he saw into his mother’s eyes – with certainty that something was wrong, very wrong.

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    My Leipzig fairy tale

    My Leipzig fairy tale

    Book fair in Leipzig, 2011. A Croatian native speaker presents to the world her debut novel. After the world has already fallen in love with the story of Dora and Luka – so passionately that everybody wants it.

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    Discovery

    Discovery

    I made a heart-warming discovery recently. In a box in my cellar I found an unfinished novel I wrote when I was a teenager. Everything was still there, hand written: the three notebooks; a map of Great Britain ripped out of my school atlas; research notes; a list of characters; relevant historical events. I didn’t have to read the manuscript to know which book had inspired me to write it.

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    My Church and I

    My Church and I

    This is one of the most beautiful views of Chiesa Madonna dell’Orto in Venice, sestiere Cannaregio. In my Venice-trilogy it is of great importance, not only because it is the favorite church of Elisabetta, the nòna of my main character Sebastiano, but because it is a scene of some fateful incidents in the first book. I, Elisabetta’s and Sebastiano’s creator, love it first and foremost for the painting – that is not there any more.
    When ever I visit Venice its understated elegance attracts me like a wild fragrance of a spring blossom dazzles hundreds of butterflies on the loose. This March was no exception.

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    In the read-out jury

    In the read-out jury

    It was such an honor to be a part of the jury for the regional 27th Read-Out Competition among Schools of Economics and be able to listen to those wonderful, highly motivated kids.

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    Venice again and again

    Venice again and again

    Even when I am not working on my Venice novel or when I am not strolling through the Venetian calli – Serenissima is always on my mind. It is my home.

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