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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Storytime Bloghop July 2020(#free #fiction)

If you’ve read my recent blog posts, you’ll know that I’ve been keeping up with publishing one book per month. Feel free to check out the previous blog posts announcing the new releases. But now, it’s time for our quarterly “Storytime Bloghop” again. Read free flash stories from me and 9 other participants. I hope you’ll like mine even though it’s somewhat longer this time, and as always, remember

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"Meerjungfrauen... Da denkt man doch erstmal an eine ganz bestimmte Rothaarige... Kindergeschichten, Kitsch und alles, was man eben schon über Meerjungfrauen zu wissen dachte.
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"Diese Anthologie enthält 30 verschiedene Autoren, die dich in die Welt der Meerjungfrauen entführen. Sie sind alle sehr unterschiedlich, unterhaltsam und voller Geheimnisse, wie dieses mythologische Wesen.
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I've finally managed to finis reading the book (my story is the last one and I won't say anything about it because I loved through it. Trying to judge it would be unfair).

I really loved the stories in this book even though I was able to tell the end
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" it should have read "finish" not "finis". I do know howto spell but sometimes my fingers are too fast for my brain. Sorry. "
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thank you in advance for the incredible work you're doing.

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Ich bin eine der beiden Initiatorinnen dieser Anthologie und liebe jede einzelne dieser Geschichten. Es gibt so viele verschiedene Facetten, die das Leben von Meerleuten beleuchten. Es ist für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei.
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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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