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Katharina Gerlach
Attended Georg-August University of Göttingen
Lives in Northern Germany / Norddeutschland
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KU-member? Read to here:
"The beast stayed at striking distance the entire time, which made the back of Trekelny’s legs tingle with peril."
and help a semi-starving author. „wink“-Emoticon
I disagree on the number of deaths regarding Romeo and Juliet (it's a long time since I read the play) but everything else Will Hahn promised is spot on. I dare you to give the book a try. Five pages isn't really much, is it?
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Free mini-course to start the annual sign-up of Holly Lisle's writing course
Hi all, Holly offers a free course for those who are interested in trying her teaching methods before purchasing. She prepared THREE video-lessons that'll teach you how to come up with ideas, how to create believable characters, and how to write the first s...
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This might be the kick you need to finally make your dream of becoming a published writer come true.
Hi all, my long time mentor Holly Lisle is in the process of changing her always open course policy to a once per year sign-up schedule for her big courses. The first one that will close for registration will be How To Think ...
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An offer for all people who love to read fairy tale retellings.
Hey, wasn't it NaNoWriMo just now? Somehow the last two months slipped by and I didn't even notice. Sorry for that. I wrote a lot during that time. I even published a new book (another fairy tale retelling, this time of Litte...
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A summary of last week.
You might be wondering why I start the blogging year this late. After all, January is all but over. Truth be told, I just didn't have the nerve to sit down and tell you about the boring things that happened, so I decided to wait for something worth talking about. I should have known better…
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Free course for emerging writers, what better offer can you get?
Hi all, Holly offers a free course for those who are interested in trying her teaching methods before purchasing. She prepared THREE video-lessons that'll teach you how to come up with ideas, how to create believable characte...
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Finally, the date for the signup has been announced. You can get the course next week from Monday 23rd to Thursday 5th. After that, signup will be closed for a whole year.
Hi all, my long time mentor Holly Lisle is in the process of changing her always open course policy to a once per year sign-up schedule for her big courses. The first one that will close for registration will be How To Think ...
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oops, yes. It's the 27th
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Sign-ups for Holly Lisle's courses will change
Hi all, my long time mentor Holly Lisle is in the process of changing her always open course policy to a once per year sign-up schedule for her big courses. The first one that will close for registration will be How To Think Sideways (affectionately shorten...
Hi all, my long time mentor Holly Lisle is in the process of changing her always open course policy to a once per year sign-up schedule for her big courses. The first one that will close for registration will be How To Think ...
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Zusammenfassung der letzten Woche.
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Vielleicht wundert ihr euch, warum ich dieses Jahr so spät mit dem Bloggen anfange. Immerhin ist der Januar so gut wie vorbei. Um die Wahrheit zu sagen, ich hatte einfach keine Lust über die vielen eher langweiligen Dinge zu schreiben, die in letzter Zeit passiert waren. Also entschied ich mich, ...
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A lovely story by a fellow student from Holly Lisle. Congrats Angela.
\"Another one?\" said Katie, hearing the giggles from upstairs.
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Currently
Northern Germany / Norddeutschland
Previously
Germany / Deutschland - Mölln - Lübeck - Bayreuth - Göttingen - Edinburgh
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author and mother of three trying to make ends meet
Introduction

English:

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 Novels for all age groups.

At present, she is writing at her next project in a small house near Hildesheim, Germany, where she lives with her husband, three children and a dog. Katharina Gerlach has had various short stories published in Germany as well as a non-fiction e-book in US-Fantasy author Holly Lisle’s “The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About …” series.


German:

Katharina Gerlach wurde 1968 geboren und wuchs mit drei jüngeren Brüdern mitten in einem Wald im Herzen der Lüneburger Heide auf. Schon früh verschwand sie tagelang in magischen Abenteuern, vergangenen Zeiten oder unheimlichen Märchenwäldern, denn auch junge Wilde lernen irgendwann Lesen.

Es blieb nicht beim Lesen. Während einer Lehre zur Landschaftsgärtnerin schrieb sie ihren ersten Roman, ein Buch voller Anfängerfehler. Zum Glück gab es auch Bücher darüber, wie man es richtig macht, und so erschienen bald die ersten Kurzgeschichten.

Zurzeit lebt sie mit ihrem Mann, drei Kindern und einem Hund in einem Häuschen nicht weit von Hildesheim und - na, was wohl - schreibt an ihrem nächsten Roman. Katharina Gerlach hat diverse Kurzgeschichten in Anthologien veröffentlicht, sowie ein E-Book für die Serie The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About … der bekannten amerikanischen Fantasy-Autorin Holly Lisle

Bragging rights
my novel "Scotland's Guardians" won the B.R.A.G. award; my novel "Paralan's Children" was announced "Best Indie Book of the Day";
Education
  • Georg-August University of Göttingen
    forestry
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