Soellner’s Dispatch # 8

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This ongoing series of Dispatches explores the writing process, research, and characters of my five book historical fiction series, as well as my events schedule. All of Soellner’s Dispatches are available on my blog, and you can buy my books on Amazon. Special Sneak Peak: Book 3’s title and cover page! In Dispatch #7 I […]

Soellner’s Dispatch # 7

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This ongoing series of Dispatches explores the writing process, research, and characters of my five book historical fiction series The Kalvarianhof Saga, as well as my events schedule. All of Soellner’s Dispatches are available on my blog. The Shortest, Most Important Line in a Book In earlier dispatches, I commented on activities related to writing, […]

Soellner’s Dispatch # 6

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Soellner’s Dispatch # 6 The Storm That Shook the World, my second historic fiction novel, takes place in the years 1909 to 1919, the time before and the time of The Great War, World War One. In the era before radio, television and other modern technologies, countries used print material to communicate messages to the […]

Soellner’s Dispatch # 5

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SOELLNER’S DISPATCH # 5 This ongoing series of Dispatches explores the writing process, research, and characters of my five book historical fiction series, as well as my events schedule. All of Soellner’s Dispatches are available on my blog. The Value of Reviews, or Why I’m Writing Reviews For What I Read At the start of […]

Soellner’s Dispatch # 4

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SOELLNER’S DISPATCH #4 This ongoing series of Dispatches explores the writing process, research, and characters of my writing, as well as my events schedule. All of Soellner’s Dispatches are available on my blog. The Book in You I’ve heard people say that there is a book in each of us. More recently, I’ve heard people […]

Soellner’s Dispatch #3

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SOELLNER’S DISPATCH #3 This ongoing series of Dispatches explores the writing process, research, and characters of my writing, as well as my events schedule. All of Soellner’s Dispatches are available on my blog. The Holiday Season is Upon Us Happy holidays! The holiday season is a busy time. In addition to working on book 3, […]

Soellner’s Dispatch #2

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SOELLNER’S DISPATCH #2 (For your eyes only!) The Chaos of the Times: 1919-1924 Chaos reigned in Germany. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, the warring powers signed an armistice ending the fighting in World War 1. Before the Treaty of Versailles formally ended the war, Germany’s […]

Soellner’s Kalvarianhof Dispatch #1

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SOELLNER’S DISPATCH #1 (For your eyes only!) As many of you know, I am writing a five book historic fiction series about three generations of two German families during the first half of the twentieth century. To keep avid readers informed of this ongoing saga, my progress in creating it, and to give you some […]

New Historic Inventions

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New Historic Inventions that influenced the lives of my characters in: ‘Kalvarianhof, The Perilous Journey’ While most of the characters in my first book, ‘Kalvarianhof, The Perilous Journey’ are fictitious, their lives play out against the background of amazing real inventions that we still marvel at today. Imagine going from horse and buggy, to the first automobiles, some powered […]

La Belle Époque

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La Belle Époque 1872 to 1914 (the Beautiful Era) After the Franco Prussian War of 1871-72, and the emergence of Germany as an Empire with colonies scattered around the world, a wonderful period of peace, beauty, Art and culture enveloped Europe, Russia and America. The industrial revolution brought prosperity and middle class standards to many […]