September 7, 2018

In the process of plotting and developing a fictional world and story, writers must take decisions that may "twist" the historical facts a little. Learn what I did and how I did it.

September 7, 2018

 RESCHEN VALLEY

The Hamlet of Arlund

Katharina Thaler: Opa's granddaughter, the last remaining relative of the Thaler family, in Book 1, she wants to inherit the farm; in Book 2, she wants to be taken seriously and keep her husband from leaving Tyrol, in Book 3, she figh...

September 6, 2018

The hours of rocking in the train had lulled Annamarie to sleep. When she awoke, the landscape had changed some, the mountains a little softer, with vineyards and apple orchards on the slopes of a much-wider valley. In the haze of her sleep was still the picture of her...

September 5, 2018

Here's a list, in alphabetical order, of the foreign words most commonly used in the series (links to Google images included for most):

Apfelstrudel/Strudel is a strudel, sweet pastry

Außenseiter literally, outsider. A foreigner

Bauernschlau this refers to a type of intel...

September 5, 2018

Links and snaps of maps that have to do with the historical fiction series RESCHEN VALLEY by Chrystyna LUCYK-BERGER. From before WW1 to the Bozen/Bolzano city map used to plot out Angelo's side of the story.

September 1, 2018

This is going to be a short post. I am still reeling from watching The Promise last night, which takes place in 1914 Istanbul/Constantinople and reveals the atrocities of the Armenian genocide--the crime which Turkey to this day has not admitted to.

This morning, I...

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