I am thirty-three, living in Hamburg with my wife and my Greater Swiss Mountain Dog James. I started writing when I was twenty-eight. At that time, I took about every course and seminar on the subject of creative writing I could get my hands on in this part of the world – to learn the trade. Virtually the only books I am reading myself are in the genre of urban fantasy. I am always fascinated when an author succeeds in combining something mysterious with the real world in a way that seems logical. With that goal in mind I went to work on this novel, and that is how I want to reach and touch as many of you as possible in this story.