“Freyas Welt” gibt’s jetzt auch als E-Book!


An alle diejenigen, die schon sehnlichst darauf gewartet haben: Sorry, es hat etwas länger gedauert. Aber lieber spät als nie, oder?!

Doch bevor ich sage, wie man zum E-Book kommt: Danke. Ich bin … sprachlos. Und glücklich. Und gerührt. Denn: Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass es so viele (und vor allem so unterschiedliche) Leser und Interessenten für mein Buch gibt. Sogar Menschen, die sonst eher nicht so die Leseratten oder Zehnjährige so wie Freya sind, möchten eine Ausgabe von meinem Buch. Danke, das macht mich wirklich richtig happy! :-) Und ermutigt und motiviert zu weiteren Schreibereien. ;-)

Allerdings kommt auch immer direkt die Frage, in welchem Buchladen man “Freyas Welt” kaufen kann. Und dann sage ich: in keinem. Und dann kommt die Frage: Warum nicht? Und dann erkläre ich, dass ich mich für eine Books-on-Demand-Variante entschieden habe. Weil ich ja nicht wissen konnte, dass es doch ein paar Leute (außer Freya, für die ich es ja geschrieben habe) interessiert. Und ich daher nicht wollte, dass ich viel Geld in viele Druckversionen investiere, für die dann mehr oder weniger sinnlos Bäume gefällt werden müssen, wenn es eben doch niemand lesen will. Also dachte ich, wen es interessiert, der kann sich ganz unkompliziert hier selbst eins bestellen. Und auch wenn das alles ein wenig kompliziert klingt: Die Qualität des Produkts ist wirklich überzeugend. Oder wie diejenigen sagten, die es bereits in der Hand halten durften: “Wie ein richtiges Buch”. :-)

Aber nun zur E-Book-Variante, die nun endlich auch zu haben ist: Gleiches Layout, gleicher Inhalt. ;-) Nur ein bisschen umweltfreundlicher und auch preiswerter als das Groß- und Taschenbuchformat. Über diesen Link (ganz wichtig, anders geht es leider nicht, im Buchshop wird es aus einem rätselhaften Grund nicht angezeigt) gelangt man zum E-Book und kann es dann dort für den iBooks-Reader kaufen. Zuvor kann man da auch wie in die Druckvariante in einer tollen Vorschau reinlesen.

“Freyas Welt” ist übrigens nicht frei erfunden. Die Geschichte beruht auf einer wahren Begebenheit. Na ja, fast. ;-) Die Hauptdarstellerin gibt es wirklich, ebenso alle weiteren Personen und Orte und … Geschehnisse. ;-) Früh munter war sie übrigens auch vor lauter Aufregung an ihrem zehnten Geburtstag, und auch sonst ist sie ob ihrer Hauptrolle immer noch ganz aus dem Häuschen.

Mehr Informationen zu meinem ersten Buch “Freyas Welt” gibt es auch auf finetexts.com.

right here, right now #16 – it’s official, i am a journalist!


As I wrote here I was going to tell a lot of news this August.

So besides the news on my very first own book (in German) I can proudly announce that I am done. Done with studying to become a JOURNALIST. A real one, yes! :-) It took me almost six month of hard work (besides workwork and writing the book), so I am very glad I did it!

And therefore I have to say THANK YOU to you, my dear reader, because you have been patiently waiting for me to come back on the blog, and you are still here right now though I was very absent due to these circumstances. I very much appreciate that!

And now? Hm, I don’t know. Well, I do know, of course (and so does my camera with a gazillion pics I took on it and my mind with some great stories that need to be told). So stay tuned for some more upcoming and exciting news. ;-)

In Germany, surprisingly Journalist is not a protected occupational title. So I just could have called myself one without having any degree and just write and publish like whatever I felt was good, right and interesting. With some talent, that’s quite fine to me. But I wanted to get some background information, wanted to learn more about the actual job and also wanted to improve my writing skills. We’ll see if it was worth the money and time I spent. ;-)

for the sweet tooth and the hardworking brain: my fav summer sweets 2014


Well, pure chocolate is one thing that keeps you happy during important projects with a short deadline. Cake is another. Though I am a big supporter of the bakery around the corner, the last few months I also made some all time favourites and tried new recipes that turned out pretty good and saved my nerves. :-)

I Nougat and Cherry Jam Muffins: For that I used a recipe similar to this one. And then I chose two different fillings, nougat chocolate (for the ones with powdered sugar) and cherry jam (for the ones with the hearts).

II Non-baked Chocolate Almond Cake: This is a recipe I always wanted to try. And then, when I made it and tasted the first bite, it reminded me of a similar German one called Kalter Hund (hedgehog slice). So you only mix all the ingredients together and put it in the fridge for a few hours. Then you eat it cold. Very rich, but really good. ;-)

III Vegan Carrot Cake: I never made this one by myself before, but I love, love, love eating carrot cake. And it turned out to be made pretty easy (except the frosting part is a bit challenging when you do it for the first time – yes, I know…). ;-) I used vegan butter, soy milk, vegan fresh cheese and skipped the eggs (used a bit more oil) to keep it vegan. You should try it, it’s great!

IV Cheese Cake: Since there was a birthday coming up, I was thinking to bring a little cheese cake that looks nice instead of the traditional and common big one. So I made the dough following this recipe (except for the cacao powder) and gave it into little cup cake paper shapes.

PS: I am not on the vegan food challenge anymore that I started last year. Eating vegan mixed with eating vegetarian food has become a routine in my life. I tried meat again three times (you know, family gatherings…) and it wasn’t that good anymore. As for the taste I even prefer vegan sausage now. So I think I made it. Cool, isn’t it?

from painting to walking to planting: my fav things to do this summer


Black and white were the colors (are these actual colors, I am not sure) I was confronted with nearly 10 hours a day during the last six months. I was even asked by a friend where the color is in my life after posting a new monochrome/slightly blueish profile picture on Facebook. Haha, funny. :-)

So besides cooking and watching movies I was in deep need for some other colorful and mind relaxing things.

I Painting: When I was little, I used to paint a lot aquarelle, comic style. Nowadays I prefer sketching with pencils. But then I remembered the good craft stuff my Dad and I had and I went through this collection. And what I found was amazing: four pallets of Pelikan water colors, the oldest is about 50 years old and still functioning. It was the first one my Dad used. It has a little ring on the button for the thumb, so you can hold it like a palette. How thoughtful! And the quality of the colors is better than the quality from the newer ones, a bit more oily and not so scratchy-dry/cheap. I also found different kinds of old but unused brushes still from the times when my Dad worked as a porcelain painter. He gave them to me proudly, they are made of squirrel hair (dear vegans, please don’t freak out, I never ever would have bought them, but in that case I kind of was inheriting those and I really appreciate these old high on quality tools that I am sure will last longer than today’s products). So I restarted water-color painting. It’s not my favourite kind of painting, it’s hard for me to handle blurred colors. I really like to have clear borders. But I have seen so fantastic water-color pictures that I really would like to have finished at least one of my own. Just for the experience. And for the challenge. ;-)

II Sketching: Still trying. There are good days and bad days and results I am proud of. Or not. Trees are still complicated (so much leafs, I definitely need more patience). Meanwhile I found a compromise with myself and think this way pictured above does a great job in showing trees. Am I right? ;-)

III Walking: The woods. I am glad I live in such a green city with trees all around me. But walking through the Auwald when the wild garlic is blooming is something more special. It really sends you in some kind of fairyland. And when the trees are that big, I almost feel like lost in nature. What truly feels good.

IV Planting: My little 2 square meter garden. Also known as balcony. The herbs are eaten already, the vine tomatoes are still green. But the green is so good to look at. And planting and gardening, even if it’s so small, is so great and so much fun, I even try to cultivate more vegetables next year.

So what are the creative/physical things you like to do right now? Come on, it’s holiday time, there must be something. I am looking forward to hear your tips.

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