December 06, 2021

Louise, Liebe auf den ersten Blick is out now!

Right on time for Christmas 2021, my lovely Ambassador Louise is now also available in German. 

Book Blurb: Der Duft von Schnee und Weihnachten liegt in der Luft, es ist die turbulenteste Zeit des Jahres für die exklusive bayerische Bäckerei und Konditorei im Herzen unseres Dorfes. Alle sind so aufgeregt wie die kleine Louise, die Bäckerei- und Konditoreihündin. Besucher aus aller Welt kommen vorbei, um die Schönheit des Schlosses Neuschwanstein im verschneiten Winter zu erleben, aber auch um die berühmten Bäckerinnen und Bestsellerautorinnen Louisa, Suri und Dunia persönlich zu treffen.


Bonus: Die kleine Louise verwöhnt dich mit zwei salzig und süßen Rezepten für dich und deine Liebsten. Genieße den Duft von italienischen und Weihnachtsmuffins. Frohe Weihnachten!

My Voice for the Voiceless: Flüchtlinge sind nicht deine Feinde! Veränderungen sind nicht immer einfach im Leben, aber sie geben dir die Chance für einen Neuanfang. Es kann überraschend belohnend und erfreulich sein, Menschen aus anderen Ländern und Kulturen in deinem gewohnten und vertrauten Umfeld miteinzubeziehen. Hab keine Angst vor dem Unbekannten! Eine kleine Prise Salz, Zucker und Gewürz in deinen Alltag einzubringen, ist geschmackvoller, als du dir vorstellen kannst. Die Freude darüber wird deine kühnsten Vorstellungen und Erwartungen übertreffen.

November 19, 2021

Lennon, The Miracle of Music is out now!

Just in time for Christmas 2021, my lovely Ambassador Lennon is available in English in all download stores. This heartwarming story will also be available in German in late November 2021! 

Lennon is a little empathetic dog living in an orphanage in Bavaria, Germany. His owner, Claudia, is a lovely lady in her fifties and has been taking good care of children of all ages for years. In summer 2015 a large number of refugee children, who have lost everything in war, join the already overcrowded house and this brings some difficulties and challenges! Different cultures and languages make living and communication under one roof much harder. Claudia’s best friend, Christina, has a brilliant idea for Christmas which unites the local and refugee children and brings back some peace and harmony and an unexpected and life-changing miracle for little Lennon.

My Voice for the Voiceless: The power of music unites humanity, while politics and religion divide us. Also, if humans would learn to pay more attention to what others feel than to what they say, our world would be a much better and more peaceful place. With a little bit of love, empathy, understanding, and emotional support, we can create miracles!



October 29, 2021

Louise, Love at First Bite is out now!



Right on time for Christmas 2021, my lovely Ambassador Louise is available in English in all download stores. This salty and sugar sweet story will also be available in German in November 2021! 

Book Blurb: The smell of snow and Christmas is in the air, and it is the busiest time of year for the exclusive Bavarian bakery and pastry shop in the heart of the village. Everyone is as excited as little Louise, the bakery and pastries dog. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the beauty of the Neuschwanstein Castle in snowy winter, but also to meet the famous bakers and bestselling book authors, Louisa, Suri, and Dunia.


Bonus: Little Louise is spoiling you and sharing two salty and sweety recipes, for you and your loved ones. Enjoy the smell of Italy and the smell of Christmas muffins. Happy Holidays!

My Voice for the Voiceless: Refugees are not your enemies! Change isn’t always easy, but it gives you the opportunity for new beginnings. Letting people from other countries and cultures into your known field can be surprisingly rewarding. Never be afraid of the unknown! Adding a little pinch of salt, sugar, and spice to your daily life is tastier than you might think. The joy goes beyond your wildest imagination and expectations.

October 08, 2021

Ludwig in German is out now!


The inspiring story of my cute Ambassador Ludwig is now also available in German! And this is the book blurb: 

LUDWIG - Für die Ewigkeit und darüber hinaus ...

Ludwig, ein kleiner deutscher Dackel, lebt mit seiner liebevollen Familie in Bayern, in dem kleinen Dorf Hohenschwangau bei Füssen, nahe dem weltberühmten Schloss Neuschwanstein. Wegen seiner kurzen und krummen Beine und seiner Schlappohren wurde der kleine Ludwig zeitlebens unterschätzt und belächelt. Sein Besitzer Peter ist ein stolzer bayerischer Geschäftsmann und Ludwig das Maskottchen seines erfolgreichen Souvenirshops und des Reisebus-Unternehmens. Aber Ludwig will mehr sein als nur ein entzückendes Maskottchen für internationale Touristen. Inspiriert von König Ludwig II. möchte der Dackel für die Ewigkeit und darüber hinaus unsterblich werden. Aber niemand beachtet seine unrealistischen Wünsche. Schließlich ist er nur ein kleiner Hund. Bis die Covid-19-Pandemie die Welt in Atem hält und alles in dem kleinen Touristendorf verändert. Ludwigs Familie steht – wie alle anderen Familien in der Gegend – während des Lockdowns vor unerwarteten und ernsthaften Herausforderungen. Aber dies ist die Gelegenheit für Ludwig, sich endlich seinen Wunsch zu erfüllen, und trotz seiner begrenzten Fähigkeiten ein nützlicher Hund zu werden.

Meine Stimme für die Stimmlosen
Ludwigs inspirierende Geschichte zeigt, dass es auch in den schwierigsten Zeiten keine Entschuldigung dafür gibt, sich zu beschweren, geschweige denn sich fallen zu lassen. Wo es einen Willen gibt, gibt es auch einen Weg! Lass dich niemals durch Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen von deinen Träumen und Zielen abbringen.

October 07, 2021

Laila in German is out now!


The lovely and colourful story of my sweet Ambassador Laila is now also available in German! And this is the book blurb: 

LAILA - Alle Farben sind wichtig!

Laila ist eine junge Dalmatiner-Hündin, die in einem Flüchtlingslager in Griechenland lebt. Sie fühlt sich oft als Außenseiterin, obwohl sie es liebt, von Menschen umgeben zu sein und mit Kindern spielen zu können. Laila isoliert sich selbst von allen aufgrund des Aussehens ihres Felles, das weiß ist und auf dem schwarze und braune Flecke sind. Es bricht ihr das Herz, wenn andere Hunde oder die Kinder sich über ihre Fellfarbe lustig machen und sie den fleckigen Hund oder den Pflaumenpudding-Hund nennen! Doch alles ändert sich, als eine ausländische Dame eine Kunstwerkstatt für die Flüchtlingskinder eröffnet. Damit beginnt für die kleine Laila und alle Flüchtlinge ein freudiges und farbenfrohes Leben. Plötzlich erscheinen in ihrem grauen und hoffnungslosen Alltag Farben des Glücks und es stehen lebensverändernde Ereignisse bevor …

Meine Stimme für die Stimmlosen
Diese Geschichte ist all den unschuldigen und hoffnungslosen Flüchtlingen gewidmet, die jahrzehntelang in überfüllten Flüchtlingslagern, an verschiedenen Orten in der Welt, festsitzen. Niemand entscheidet sich freiwillig, in ein Flüchtlingslager zu ziehen, um dort viele Jahre im Elend zu leben und zu leiden. Meine Gedanken und Gebete sind bei jedem Einzelnen von Euch!

September 06, 2021

Read My Mind, the free blogger magazine!


Available in December 2021

Goodbye summer, hello fall 2021! After ending my blog summer series “Corona & Creativity - Q & A with international blog guests, it is time to write and format my annual blogger magazine Read My Mind. 

If you are looking for a free, inspiring, and educational read, check out my previous issues from 2017 to 2020 on my website or click here on the magazine cover below and dive into a happy, positive, colorful, and inspiring world. 

In the 2020 issue, you will meet my adorable and cute Lily4Refugees Ambassadors and you get a look behind the scene of our making-off illustrations for our delightful stories “The Carousel” and “Love & Loyalty”.

In the 2019 issue, we took you to the Italian Book Fair in Rome and to our book promotion tour throughout Italy and the United Kingdom. We also listed all the libraries in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom, where you can find a copy of my memoir “The Stolen Years in Zurich”. And we introduced you to international self-published authors and their amazing books. 

In the 2018 issue, you find articles such as “Authors, don’t let the social media numbers fool you”, “Authors, please stop selling yourself short”, “Authors take better care of your mind, body, and soul”, “Caught in a circle of illusion - Instagram”, “Publishing books - fiction versus nonfiction”, “The Next Generation”, “Walt Disney”, “The Fairy Tale King”, The Kingdom of Italy”, “Maria Montessori”, “Carlo Colodi”, “Mozart & Strauss” and great film reviews. 

In the 2017 issue, I wrote about the bestselling authors Danielle Steel and Nicholas Sparks and how you can turn your book into audiobooks and shared interesting interviews with inspiring artists, international musicians, and writers and published a spiritual article “The other side” and an educational read about “Self- Acceptance and Self-Respect” and my controversial article “Damn Pharmacy, Damn “Pain” Killers!” along with fascinating film reviews such as “The true story behind the world brands Adidas and Puma”. 

As you see there is a lot to discover. I hope you enjoy reading my mind! ;-)

FYI: The links to our shop at society6 and to our audiobooks on CD are no longer active. Both of my audiobooks Teddy & Lily and Bon Voyage are available in several download stores and our merch and collections are now in our brand-new shop at RedBubble


RMM 2020

RMM 2019

RMM 2018

RMM 2017




September 05, 2021

Why we love traveling!



Traveling is the best way of self-education. Visiting new places, spending time in museums, galleries and historical buildings like castles and palaces is exciting, refreshing, and inspiring for our minds and soul.  

People who don’t travel a lot are surely more likely narrow-minded and blind-sided about other cultures, mentalities, lifestyles. tradition and religion. Traveling also means witnessing and reliving history. Being in historical cities and places is like time traveling!

Unfortunately this non-ending and horrible pandemic is stopping us for now from making new memories and experiences in foreign countries, but at least we can still escape by reading educational and inspiring books, listening to audiobooks, and of course watching interesting documentaries!

If you haven’t listened to my audiobook “Bon Voyage” yet, it's time to catch up. Relax and get away from home by listening to this funny, educational and sweet story narrated in British English for young and young at heart listeners who are interested in learning about the beauty and history of the European Countries!


Barcelona

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Musee Invalides Napoleon

Musee Invalides Napoleon





September 03, 2021

Why we love Teddies!



The older I get, the more I realize how extremely hard it is to find honesty, loyalty, and integrity in humans. Family members and relatives are nothing but a huge disappointment and all you are left with are heartwarming and clueless childhood memories.

Most of our relationships and friendships end because of jealousy and dishonesty. There was a time when I really suffered because of damaged and broken contacts, but meanwhile, I don’t care. Relationships with family and relatives as well as friendships are a two-way street. When there is no love, respect, caring, and honesty, there is no relationship at all. And that’s one of the main reasons why many humans prefer relationships with animals (cats, dogs, and birds) than with other humans. Humans can be a waste of time, energy, and feelings.

In my story “Teddy & Lily, True Friendship is unconditional loyalty” young and young at heart readers learn the values of true friendship and meaningful relationships. The story in print and as an e-book is available in English, German, Italian and Spanish. The audiobook is available in English in several download stores.

As you can see, we love Teddies. They are a symbol of friendship, and even my gorgeous birthday cake this year was a Teddy Cake. My beautiful mum formed the two adorable teddies for the top and center of my delicious birthday cake. Happy Birthday to me! :-)









August 28, 2021

Step by Step guide to support #HumanityB4Nationality !


My petition is online for almost a month now. Unfortunately, I only have 24 amazing supporters so far. But I'm very happy and grateful that they come from different countries. I have supporters from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Italy, and Greece.

In the recent four weeks, I made the following experience with people who I talked to about the petition: 

There are three kinds of people:

1. The ones, who understand the seriousness of the issue, agree with me, talk and complain about it but are not willing to be active and use their voice in public for whatever reason!

2. The ones who like to be supportive but are worried, unsure, or afraid of sharing their name and contact information on a public platform.

3.  And finally, the ones who like to be supportive but just don’t know how to use the online platform.

Unfortunately, I can’t change and force the ones who prefer to complain all day long but are not willing to be active and supportive.

But I can assure those who are unsure and worried about using their names and contact information, that not even I (as the petition organizer) see your private information such as your Email address, home address, etc. Your information is handled professionally by the online platform openpetiton.eu.  And if you don’t want your name to appear on the website, you can even sign the petition anonymously.

And finally, for those who don’t know how to sign up for a petition, here we go. A step-by-step screenshot! I hope this is helpful and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! 

1. Enter your name & 2. Email address and click the blue sign button!


Enter your 3. Zip Code, 4. Street, & 5. Country and click SIGN


The three questions here are OPTIONAL. 
The most important question is: Who should see your support? 
PUBLIC or PRIVATE? 

OPTIONAL: 
1. Why is the petition important to you?
2. My concern

OPTIONAL: 
3. My involvement


ALMOST THERE! 

YOU ARE NOT DONE YET!
PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND CONFIRM YOUR SIGNATURE!




AND NOW YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO INFORM
YOUR PEOPLE ABOUT THIS PETITION BY EITHER USING
THE FB, TWITTER, WHATS APP, OR EMAIL BUTTON!

NOW YOU ARE DONE! THANK YOU! :-)


August 27, 2021

Show solidarity 4 #HumanityB4Nationality with creativity!


My summer blog series about “Creativity” has ended. I want to use this opportunity and thank all my international blog guests! 

Now my focus is on my online petition. I hope I can bring awareness to the plight of refugees worldwide. Those who are stuck in refugee camps and those who are suffering under an unfair refugee law in European countries.

With #HumanityB4Nationality I’m not asking for donations. I’m not asking you to support me personally, but all the innocent and voiceless refugees of today. All you need to do is sign the petition and show solidarity for humanity. Because at the end of the day, we are all the same! Remember, blood is always red!

Please sign, share and support. You can also show your solidarity with the petition by using creativity. Get inspired by the #HumanityB4Nationality Hashtag and send us your artwork. You can express yourself in all possible forms of art. Be it painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, handicrafts, a song, a song lyric, a poem, or even the art of baking or cooking. 

Show Solidarity 4 #HumanityB4Nationality 

with Creativity! Be inventive. Be creative. Be unique! 

Please email me a picture of your masterwork and I will share and promote it on my blog and social media pages. Thank you. Danke. Grazie. Merci and God bless.



SIGN THE PETITION IN YOUR LANGUAGE! 

You can sign the petition anonymously because we respect your privacy! 

HUMANITY BEFORE NATIONALITY

MENSCHLICHKEIT VOR NATIONALITÄT

L'UMANITÀ PRIMA DELLA NAZIONALITÀ 

L'HUMANITÉ AVANT LA NATIONALITÉ 

HUMANIDAD ANTES QUE NACIONALIDAD