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Irma Fritz

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I had two childhoods. One was as a kid in Germany, the other as a teen in California. Now, my husband and I live in Seattle, WA. I was passionate about reading and wanting to be a writer from early on. I studied writing at California State University at Los Angeles, where I earned a B.A.
My work experience began in Hollywood as press agent to big corporations and minor movie stars. After suffering major burnout, I tried my hand at teaching high school English, but it wasn’t for me. So I travelled and worked at too many jobs to count until I found a home in Seattle banking. I kept writing. I kept learning, attending workshops and writers' groups.
Finally, I published my first novel, Irretrievably Broken, and now I'm a full-time writer. What
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Irma Fritz Writer's block is a tough one. I experienced it after finishing a long novel that took me years to write. Writing is so much about the journey, but…moreWriter's block is a tough one. I experienced it after finishing a long novel that took me years to write. Writing is so much about the journey, but once a work is completed, I am very much with Truman Capote who said: "Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it." What has helped me over writer's block is joining a writers' group or signing up for a writers' workshops. It gets those creative juices and that competitive spirit flowing again!(less)
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Nora is obsessed with her Native-American husband she's about to divorce and consumed with guilt over the harm she may have caused a friend. The plot takes us from the bush country of Canada, across the U. S., and to a cold case murder scene in Germany, as this multicultural family deals with diversity and racism

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“Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”
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I was sitting in Tina's Sunset Restaurant, watching the outriggers shuffle lazily through the clear waters of Sabang Bay, when Tomboy took a seat opposite me, ordered a San Miguel from Tina's daughter, and told me someone else had to die. It was five o'clock in the afternoon, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and up until that point I'd been in a good mood.

I told him I didn't want to kill people anymore, that it was a part of my past I didn't want to be reminded of, and he replied that he understood all that, but once again we needed the money. 'It's just the way the cookie crumbles.' he added, with the sort of bullshit 'I share your suffering' expression an undertaker might give to one of his customer's relatives. Tomboy Darke was my business partner and a man with a cliche for every occasion, including murder.”
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message 14: by Irma

Irma Fritz And thanks for being mine. I have a great admiration for people who do the work you do!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 12: by Irma

Irma Fritz Laurel, I'm off for a bit of "unplugged" R&R, except for my Kindle. Will check out your books on there.


Laurel-Rain Thanks for the friend invite! Interesting that you have a "nod" to the Central Valley in your book. Of course, all of my books are either centered there, or have a peripheral "nod."


Kathy (Bermudaonion) Hey Irma, Thanks for your comments. I did know that there is a Boy in the Striped Pajamas, but I haven't seen it yet. Our dog's name is Milou.


message 9: by Irma

Irma Fritz Hello Ann and how are ya? Good to hear from you again. I just finished writing a review of Martha Cheves cookbook. Not sure if you saw the posting here on goodreads. Next, I'll get to reading/reviewing Devils Crescent. --Irma


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Ann Keller Congratulations, Irma! Great news.

Ann B. Keller



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Irma Fritz Sharing with my goodreads friends that my novel, "Irretrievably Broken" was chosen one of top 20 novels by Cold Coffee magazine. Whoohooo!


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message 5: by Irma

Irma Fritz Phyllis, thanks for being my friend. I'd also like to share my joy with you as I just received a 5-star review from Mona Moloney for my novel, "Irretrievably Broken."


Phyllis Montana-Leblanc Thank you, Irma.


message 3: by Irma

Irma Fritz Charles, nice to run into you again and thanks for welcome to goodreads. Hope your holidays were happy. My dad-in-law has been in and out of hospital recently, so we had to cancel a lot of our holiday celebrations. I'm still planning to write a review of your book. Did you read "Irretrievably Broken?" Would love your feedback. Happy New Year! Irma


Charles Weinblatt Charles wrote: "Hi Irma. Welcome to Goodreads. It's good to see you here.

Chuck"


Hi Irma. Did you read "Jacob's Courage?" If so, would you please consider writing a review on Amazon?

Thanks,

Chuck

P.S. Thanks for the image that you placed on my book's Amazon page.


Charles Weinblatt Hi Irma. Welcome to Goodreads. It's good to see you here.

Chuck


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