Born and raised in Switzerland, I have always had the desire to explore the world outside of my beautiful but tiny country. I traveled in Europe, China, Japan as well as South America. Now, I live and work as writer and translator in southern California. My interest in foreign cultures informs my work and my novels take place in several countries. I published a volume of poetry (The Path of Fire). Now, I write and publish contemporary fiction with a focus on family drama/love stories (The Family Portrait trilogy) and family drama/suspense (The Wine Lover's Daughter series). Aside from writing and traveling, I am an avid reader and a lover of the arts, dark chocolate, and red wine.
A volume of poems which one reader called "clear-eyed and elegiac, with a cosmopolitan flavor. Path of Fire is full of unsentimental but emotionally charged poems about loneliness and family and searching the earth for a home."
Lor Mandela - Destruction from Twins
on July 11, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating mix of teenage realism and mysterious fantasy world. The characters are believable and the writing is fast-paced and well-crafted. I look forward to Part Two!
Christa Polkinhorn, author
"An Uncommon Family"
"Love of a Stonemason"