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Katharina Gerlach

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Katharina Gerlach was born in Germany in 1968. She and her three younger brothers grew up in the middle of a forest in the heart of the Luneburgian Heather. After romping through the forest with imagination as her guide, the tomboy learned to read and disappeared into magical adventures, past times or eerie fairytale woods.

She didn’t stop at reading. During her training as a landscape gardener, she wrote her first novel, a manuscript full of a beginner’s mistakes. Fortunately, she found books on Creative Writing and soon her stories improved. For a while, reality interfered with her writing but after finishing a degree in forestry and a PhD in Science she returned to her vocation. She likes to write Fantasy, Science Fiction and Historical N
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Katharina Gerlach I'm doing my best. I've started a sequel for Scotland's Guardians, and have a bunch of notes for stories in the "Heroes Wanted" universe. But I've onl…moreI'm doing my best. I've started a sequel for Scotland's Guardians, and have a bunch of notes for stories in the "Heroes Wanted" universe. But I've only got that much time and so, so, so many ideas... ;-)(less)
Katharina Gerlach Sorry for the delay in answering. I was at the Leipzig Book Fair.

The answer is quite simple. I've got a "spare" family in Scotland which I've been vis…more
Sorry for the delay in answering. I was at the Leipzig Book Fair.

The answer is quite simple. I've got a "spare" family in Scotland which I've been visiting for three weeks every year for 16 years. Then, I spent a full year with them. I love the country, the culture, and the many strange creatures in their folk lore. So I tried to put as many as I could into this book. Naturally, I've learned a lot about writing in the years since I wrote "Scotland's Guardians", but I still think it is an entertaining read for those who like the Highlands and Lowlands.(less)
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January 2023: Storytime Bloghop(plus a tiny bit about the kickstarter)

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. The kickstarter is such a great motivation to get back to writing (it’s in its final throes … ehm week, and I think we might even get to the last stretch goal yet). Also, I settled into my new flat just fine. My story for the Storytime Bloghop is the first one I did using dictation, and although it needed some revising, it turned out better than I’

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“You want me to marry Paul? But he is a moron and an idiot! He hasn't learned to fight properly, and he can't even read."
The king's smile widened. "I knew you'd like him.”
Katharina Gerlach, Urchin King

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
L.M. Montgomery

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
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Katharina Gerlach Juneta
Thank you. I'm hoping to read something by you some time soon.


Juneta Key Looking forward to the next good read from you. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement.


Katharina Gerlach Tracy wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. I recognized your name from the Independent Bookworm."

I initiated the site, and Will is a good partner there. It's also the name of my publishing company.


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Tracy Thanks for the friend request. I recognized your name from the Independent Bookworm.


Katharina Gerlach Hi,

I hope you will like it.

Cat


Katharina Gerlach Hi George,

thank you too. Sorry, I didn't see this earlier. I'm still trying to get used to goodreads. It's not always easy.

Cat


Heavenlypeachgarden Cant wait to read ytour new Amadi book
Best wishes
Jude
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