Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Mrs. Dubeli goes to America—or does she? German/English/Confusion Galore
Good and well, but now what? There are lots of possible scenarios. I keep switching from one to the other. I keep changing things and then abandon the ideas again.
1) He was pushed, because he was a danger to someone? Whom? Why?
3) He had an affair, fathered a child, and someone killed him? The lover? The lover’s husband?
4) He was involved in some shady business and ???
Oh, what a crack of you know what! I toss the notebook aside and go switch on the espresso machine.
Born and raised in Switzerland, I have always had the desire to explore the world outside of my beautiful but tiny country. As a young woman, I traveled through Europe, came to the United States on an exchange program, and ended up staying. My travels led me to China and Japan as well as South America. I studied literature and linguistics in Zurich and California. Now, I live and work as writer and translator in southern California and divide my time between the United States and my native Switzerland. The tension and excitement this "double life" creates informs my literary work. Most of my novels take place in several countries. Aside from writing and traveling, I am an avid reader, a lover of the arts, red wine, and dark chocolate. I published three novels, AN UNCOMMON FAMILY, LOVE OF A STONEMASON and EMILIA as well as a collection of poems, PATH OF FIRE. I am working on a fourth novel.