Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
1944 born in Plauen, Germany, to where the family had been evacuated from bombed Berlin. Father CEO of an Osram light globe factory.
1948 family returns to Berlin
1964 graduation from High School, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Herderschule
1964 to 1966 Sociology studies at Free University Berlin
1966 to 1968 Associated Press Newsroom (Cadet, subeditor international and domestic wire), Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1968 to 1977 management and record producer of Russian music groups (Balalaika Ensemble Troika, Tschaika Cossacks)
1970 marriage to Dieter Hauptmann, musician
1977 to 1979 managing and redeveloping real estate
1980 reporting on local politics for Frankfurter Nachrichten (weekly)
1981 aquiring translating and interpreting certificate (inlingua)
1982 JVC office work for U. Fiszman
1983 to 1999 move to Australia (Port Lincoln, South Australia)
(translation work, organising local festival, part of a team for advertising and other musical projects like school musicals ‘Battle of the Bands’ and ‘This Woman’ first Mary MacKillop musical in 1992)
1999 move to Adelaide, South Australian capital
2000 research on Russian Gypsy singer Nadezhda Plevitskaya
2001 starts writing historical novel
2001 foundation of Russian music group ‘Hot Zakuski’, learns to play bass balalaika
2005 first edition of ‘La Plevitskaya’ in two volumes
2011 revised edition of ‘La Plevitskaya’ in one volume available on amazon.com
The best of my invented words is ‘intertwangled’ for which I claim ownership.
Democracy is no guarantee for justice and veritas non olet.
Life is a rich tapestry but my historical novel ‘La Plevitskaya’ is the best spot.
Why do most competitions not have a slot ‘creative fiction’?