September 15, 2019

Book Libraries in Germany

Libraries are a magical place, filled with treasures! We dive into other worlds by opening books from decades and sometimes even centuries ago. So many talented writers are no longer with us, but their work is timeless. So it is an honor for me to inform you, that my book THE STOLEN YEARS IN ZURICH, the Library Version of my memoir DESTINATION FREEDOM is now available in the City Library of Berlin. The German title is DIE GESTOHLENEN JAHRE IN ZURICH.

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Kinder- und Jugendbuchabteilung
Westhafenstr. 1
13353 Berlin - Germany

August 25, 2019

Featured German Author Jenny Völker

The talented German Author Jenny Völker is releasing her latest book “Verwünschung”. A must read for all fairy tale lovers. Today she is having a Cover-Releaseparty and I’m very happy to feature her new work on my blog. 
The print book will be available in September 2019. The ebook can be pre-ordered on Amazon now. The beautiful book cover was designed by Juliane Buser. 
If you want to find out more about Jenny’s books, please visit her website

Book Blurb in German:

Was würdest du tun, wenn dir mitten im Wald eine Fee begegnet, die dringend deine Hilfe braucht? Eine alte Liebe, die nicht sein darf. Ein todbringender Fluch, der angeblich auf seiner Familie lastet. Und ein unbekanntes Königreich, das auf keiner Landkarte existiert.

Als der erfolgreiche Scheidungsanwalt Kai Lenz bei seinem morgendlichen Dauerlauf im Wald einer Fee begegnet, traut er seinen Augen nicht. Die kleine Fee braucht sofort seine Hilfe und schon bald steckt er in einem lebensgefährlichen Abenteuer – doch was hat seine Familie mit all dem zu tun?

August 01, 2019

Read My Mind Special Edition 2019 featuring Novelist Rima Jbara

Dear Blog Visitor, 

I’m happy to announce that this winter we will publish a special Edition of our colorful and free blogger magazine Read My Mind.  The winter issue will be fully dedicated to Instagram authors, bloggers and artist community. 

One of our featured Instagram authors is the talented and award-winning Novelist Rima Jbara from Kingdom of Jordan. This short interview with Rima is just a preview of the upcoming issue. Find out more about Rima’s books and other International authors in December 2019. via 

Rima, when did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?

I was fourteen years old, when I wrote and published my first book in 1992 in the Middle East. I never aspired to be a writer at a young age. It just  happened by coincidence. I have no idea why I started writing. It could be because I was a lonely child or it could be because I loved my own company more than having friends around since my interests were completely different from the girls at my age.

What inspired you to write and publish your latest book?

This book for me is special because I had challenged myself to overcome a writer’s block that lasted four years. Plus, the first book I wrote since my dad passed away after a long battle with cancer which left me traumatized. I think every book has something for someone. People who are into psychology and contemporary women should read all the books that I wrote since 2000.
Usually sadness, pain and depression inspire me to write all the time. I have been working on my 16th book ‘Let Me Have My Say’ for two years.

A quote by you or your Life motto? 

One of my quotes: ‘I want to explore the depth in a woman’s psyche as I write about women’s rage and rebellion.’ Rima

More of this interview will be available in our Special Edition. Stay tuned....  Lily