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 we represent
I was raised in a charming little village between Munich and the Alps. With a DAAD scholarship in my pocket, I left my idyllic home village in Bavaria for some prickly pear cactus in the Texas Hill Country, studying anthropology and photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin. I soon realized, Texas was all about attitude. Coming from Bavaria, I could certainly appreciate the sentiment.
Since I read my first book, I had always wanted to write one. I have practiced in all genres of publishing, writing galore of stories and news features, and editing textbooks. My articles have appeared in a variety of publications in Europe and the USA. I have worked as an editor at a weekly paper in Munich, interned at the Bayerischer Rundfunk, survived a one-of-a-kind 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 plucking away at it in the wee hours. Since then I have edited and formatted two more books to be released on Create Space. I have opened a book production service for self-publishers. And my second novel, Der Höllenstern, a Texas Western, is in the works.
I am hooked on the wizardry of words.
To create my world, I do not need paint, or clay, or brick, I only need a
pen and paper. As some people stand up and shout, I sit down and write. Writing puts me in control. I can let the bad guy die and
the good girl get her prince. Words are not only black characters on white background,
but grow into a colorful rainbow with the imagery added by the creative mind.
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.