When your parents are German

German ParentsReading this brings back memories galore! If you had a taste of it or want to know a guy/girl with German roots better – read this, enjoy and SMILE!

http://germangirlinamerica.com/differences-between-germany-and-america/when-your-parents-are-german/

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An eBook is Born

Forget Me Not 3D image (2)I am pleased to announce that the eBook version of my most recent book, “Forget Me Not – A Bouquet of Stories, Thoughts and Memories” is now available for purchase.

A thousand ‘Forget-me-nots’ have lined my path. From adoption, babies, cancer, dating, depression, dogs, earthquake, escape, grandmas, kayaking, love, Olympics, politics, from superstition, war to weeping angels and many surprises in-between – these stories are part of me and part of the people who touched my life. During the time we spent together – sometimes only days or hours – we shared our experiences and memories. I remember them all, some with laughter and affection, others with sadness, but they live on in my heart. Wander a mile or two with me along the winding path of life, and let me share my stories.

Each story, thought or memory in this ‘Bouquet’ carries a message and all lend themselves to reading alone or in a group. They are independent of each other and surely incite discussion.

Some folk have already commented:

Giselle Roeder broke barriers of personal pain in her memoir ‘We Don’t Talk About That’. In this ‘Bouquet of stories’ she shares her thoughts about world events and tells of people who greatly influenced her. Each story makes you think and incites discussions. It includes several not to be missed surprises! – Barbara Lange, Winnipeg, Editor of ‘Through the Window of a Train: A Canadian Railway Anthology (Borealis Press 2010)

Giselle writes compelling stories. After reading her memoir – which I would place next to ‘Anne Frank’s Diary’ – her present book is a delightful ‘bouquet’ of stories. I am still waiting for the sequel to ‘We Don’t Talk About That’ and it seems that ‘Forget Me Not’ is somehow a bridge between the two. – Bob Pickles, UK History writer (Amazon.co.uk)

I really enjoy reading Giselle’s stories. A change from her memoir – but I am waiting to see the sequel. Get on with it! – Carol Dunaway, British Columbia, a voracious reader.

You can find copies at one of the following:

Smashwords in a variety of formats
Amazon Kindle in MOBI format
Kobobooks in EPUB format

And a variety of other eBook vendors and formats.

Enjoy your reading and please let me know your opinion by commenting on this blog post. I would love to hear from you.

A New Year Dawns

Reflections on years past

Towards the end of each year one thinks of ALL the people who only pop up occasionally in our mind during the year. It’s almost as if one is saying “Good Bye” not only to the old year but also to our life lived during that year. It was sad for me because I am very aware of how little is left. So many of my relatives and friends went on that “last trip without return” in 2013. But – that’s how it is. The generations follow each other and when you are little or young you don’t realize how fast it actually happens. A minute ago I was a little girl with braids and now I am writing my memories.
My book “We Don’t Talk About That” is expected to be available in February, 2014.
Photo: Towards the end of the year one thinks of ALL the people who only pop up occassionally in our mind during the year. It's almost as if saying "Good Bye" not only to the old year but also to our life lived during that year. It was sad for me because I am very aware of how little is left. So many of my relatives and friends went on that "last trip without return" in 2013. But - that's how it is. The generations follow each other and when you are little or young you don't realize how fast it actually happens. A minute ago I was a little girl with braids and now I am debating if I should let my hair  go gray...