KC Blau

About me

K.C. Blau is an American writer of historical fiction novels on the women of turn-of-the-century Vienna. She has lived in Austria for over 15 years. She is a certified German-English translator and conducts her research in the Vienna City Archives, the Austrian National Archives and through books, films and documentaries. She holds a BA from the American University in Washington DC and an MFA from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. In addition she has completed post graduate studies at the University of Vienna and dabbled a bit in Chinese studies at the Beijing Language and Cultural University in China.

From my website

The Not-so-Quiet American

Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting wabbits… – Elmer Fudd Speak softly and carry a great guide. – KC Blau My first residence in Vienna, not including my dorm room in the 3rd district, was a small apartment on the first floor of a four-story building in the second district.…

Facebook, the Austrian, and the Matchmaker

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”    – Benjamin Franklin (1775) Dear Facebook, I am writing to let you know I’ve decided not to join Austrian crusader, Max Schrems, in his law suit against you. Monday Guy likes…

What Austria is still Missing (Thank goodness)

Fresh off the plane from your jaunt abroad, feet barely brushed the ground in the good old US of A and you feel it tingling up inside you – anticipation. First signs at  passport control – fellow countrymen patiently form a queue. Then the customs agent offers a, “Welcome Back.”…

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