Category: Extracts

In August 1948, the farmers of the Reschen Valley awoke to a storm alarm. The sky was blue. But water was seeping into their fields. The company that was building the reservoir that was scheduled to flood their valley AFTER the harvest had closed the sluices… An excerpt from the novel inspired by these events:

I do have a passion for storytelling; for visiting the fantasy worlds in my head and returning with something that must be transposed onto paper; a painting of words, one might say. My grandmother was an author; my grandfather and my father were both artists. My father was also a very, very good cook. And my love for food might be considered a fine art by some as well. Here are some recipes I’ve pulled together from the worlds my novels take place in: South Tyrol, Italy; the former Czechoslovakia, and Ukraine.

I do have a passion for storytelling; for visiting the fantasy worlds in my head and returning with something that must be transposed onto paper; a painting of words, one might say. My grandmother was an author; my grandfather and my father were both artists. My father was also a very, very good cook. And my love for food might be considered a fine art by some as well. Here are some recipes I’ve pulled together from the worlds my novels take place in: South Tyrol, Italy; the former Czechoslovakia, and Ukraine.