Hi there,

I’m a retired psychotherapist, full-time writer, and closet-gypsy. Born on a small fishing island close to Hamburg, Germany, I followed my husband with my three children to New Zealand, after detours over Switzerland and The Netherlands. It has been our home for the last 30 years.

Since my retirement I combined my passion for writing with my passion for challenging the invisibility of (older) women and those who fall through the gaps in our social and mental health systems. I do so by writing contemporary women’s fiction with a dash of adventure, a sprinkling of romance, and second chances at finding love if that’s where my heroines are headed.

Over the last years, I’ve written and published two non-fiction books about the pitfalls of relationships and four books in the romantic GOLDEN GIRLS SERIES, where I give older women a voice and shows the rich life they still lead.

My next project(s) can be summed up as writing about women of our time. The first book GIRL FROM THE TREE HOUSE is already available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. It tackles issues of mental health. Elise, a woman with multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder) fights for her sanity and freedom as she is accused of murder.

They say, write about what you know. So this is what I do in my cottage in windy Wellington, with Steffie, the rescue dog, at my feet. Armed with a box of chocolates, a laptop, a cup of Earl Grey or the occasional glass of Merlot, I’m enjoying letting the characters in my books overcome (dangerous) obstacles before they find their well deserved and hopefully Happy End. (Sorry, it has to be a happy end. Life is too short for anything else.)

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