About the Name "I-MAKI-Nations"
- i = international, eye, the pronoun that stands for me & myself
- MAKIN = masala (spice blend), my family name
- nations = the 3 nations and continents our family represents
I was raised in an ancient village between Munich and the Alps. With a DAAD scholarship in my pocket, I left my idyllic home in Bavaria for some prickly pear cactus in the Texas Hill Country to study anthropology and photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Texas was all attitude, just like Bavaria.Since having read my first book, I had always wanted to write one. I got to task with local reporting in high school and worked my way through many genres of publishing, from news features to editing textbooks. My articles have appeared internationally. I have worked at the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Public Radio), survived a stint as a small-town newspaper photographer in New Braunfels, Texas, and served as Project Editor for Harcourt Brace College Publishers. I even honed my skills in pharmaceutical editing for a while.
My first novel, "Der Keltenschimmel," was published on Amazon after many years of consolidating the narrative. Keltenschimmel thrives from the raucuous stories inside the main drama: a precocious teenager throws herself into ill-fated love adventures and ends up seeing ghosts. Since then I have guided a number of books to publication on Amazon at the BookProShop. My second novel, "Im Schatten des Lone Star," a Texas Western, is in the works.
Words are magic. To create my world, I don't need paint, or clay, or brick. A pen and paper will do. As some people stand up and shout, I sit down and write. Writing puts me in control. I can make anything happen. It's magic!
I am not a woman of many words, but I like to play with them. If you need a pen for hire or help with your book production, Call me. I can also help you with an articles, advertorials, newsletters, web content and brochures.
My favorite saying: Wherever you go, there you are.
Wherever I went, there I have been. And I always carry these places fondly with me.