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

Sex, Sermons, Socrates and Streetcars

“A good sermon should be like a woman’s skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials.” – Ronald Knox (English priest, theologian and author of detective stories) In writing, there is a technique to heighten a story’s tension (which, as a writer, you almost always…

The Beauty and Peril of the Mountains – Thorung La Pass and The Annapurna Circuit

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn.” – Jack Kerouac This past week I was struck by the tragic news of the trekkers in Nepal who had gotten caught in a sudden snow storm while attempting to traverse…

Trust No One – Vienna, The Spy Capital

“To write fiction, as I do, is to lie in the idiom of truth. To lie in a language not truly my own is to put an extra fork in my tongue. To be a spy is also a fork matter. It means trying to be the virtuoso of a…

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