Upcoming Events

15 November 2022 • 11:45
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
geschlossene bilinguale Schullesung in der Stadtbibliothek
15 November 2022 • 13:45
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
closed bilingual reading in the Stadtbibliothek
16 November 2022 • 09:00
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
closed school reading in the Stadtteilbibliothek Rostock-Dierkow
18 November 2022 • 10:35
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt
closed school reading
Schulcampus Rostock – Thomas-Morus-Str.
26 November 2022 • 16:00
Reading from “Future Fairy Tales”
public reading celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Berliner Literaturinitiative; Schwartz'schen Villa, Grunewaldstraße 55,
30 November 2022 • 11:00
Bilingual Reading from “Mauerblümchen/Wallflower”
closed bilingual school reading in the school Phorms Mitte
12 December 2022 • 10:30
Reading from “Everlasting”
closed, bilingual school reading in the Bodo-Uhse-Bibliothek
18 December 2022 • 17:00
Reading in German: “Future Fairy Tales – Geschichten aus einer anderen Welt”
public reading in Buchhändlerkeller, Carmerstraße 1
6 March 2023 • 09:00
Multiple Readings
ca. 10-15 Readings in schools in Kanton Zürich
6.-10. March 2023
Zürich (Kanton)
21 April 2023 • 09:00
Reading in German from “Stella Menzel and the Golden Thread”
closed school reading at the Heinz-Galinski-Grundschule

It’s in the Bookstores!

I’m so excited: my new book, Once upon a Future – Tales from a Distant World, is waiting for you in all good bookshops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and even Luxembourg! And the first reviews are in too. The bloggers are definitely in agreement:
“The author has created a masterpiece with this book!”
“The anthology’s variety is exceptional.”
 “The book is definitely different. Good different.”
“I’ve never seen or read the likes of this before.”
“A beautifully illustrated and very special fairy tale compilation for the whole family. And a great gift too.”
“I could have read on and on.”
“The author’s understanding of today’s adolescent world is head-on.”
“Fantastic idea!”
“Ich liebe es!”

This way to the book.  

Stella Menzel Speaks Mandarin

Stella Menzel and the Golden Thread (English working title) was published in China this summer. So thrilled that young readers in China will get to know Stella’s Russian-German-American family and their lives in St. Petersburg, New York and Berlin. More about the book here.

Berlinale, Here We Come!

So excited that my Rowohlt Verlag novel Das Rätsel von Ainsley Castle was chosen as one of ten novels to be presented in March with “Books at Berlinale,” an event sponsored by the Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival with the Frankfurt Book Fair. It offers publishers and agents the chance to pitch their books to internationally established film producers. The working title for the film adaptation of my book is “Double Puzzle.” More about the novel here.