Trying to Help Others from Self Help to Fantasy Novels

For as long as I can remember I have been trying to help the less fortunate. I helped a classmate in primary school and she finished it. I helped a dyslectic high-school student and he finished high-school. I wrote a book about coping with mental illness Balancing the Beast – A Bright View of Schizoaffective Disorder, mostly because I wanted to inspire other people in a similar situation. Of course there were many cases, in which I could not help the person. I remember a mother who kept hugging her four-year-old son, whenever he had hit his younger brother, who was two. She explained to me that her...
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Sing along, fellow women, men and dwarfs

When I am angry, I like to sing rebellious songs, for instance ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra. I find a video on Youtube with lyrics and simply sing along. I dive deeply into the melody, but I am also aware of the words. Which should not come as a surprise, for I am a writer by profession. I feel the lyrics physically in my chest, along with the emotional tunes. Similarly, I listen to sad songs, for example ‘November Rain’ by Guns N’ Roses, when I feel blue. I sing along long enough to come in touch with the pain inside, yet I must be mindful of the moment, when it is time to switch to...
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Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships

After having heard so many individual stories of couples in numerous personal growth seminars I had taken, one fine day I got the idea to write an inspirational story for couples going through a crisis. And we all go through it. I figured there were enough how-to-books on the market and perhaps I could contribute a simple source of inspiration. Often in a pinch we know exactly what we should do, but we lack the courage to do it. And my fantasy novel for adults or in other words a fantasy novel with romance is about that courage. My first draft of ‘Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf – Book 1’ included...
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