Annette Oppenlander

About me

Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults. When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves indulging her dog, Mocha, and traveling around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories.

“Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive. When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a number, it turns into a story.”

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Freebies Coming Your Way

To celebrate the release of my newest historical teen novel, Escape from the Past – The Duke’s Wrath, I’m giving away free stuff this week. Everyone who’s purchasing a copy by 7.31.2015 will receive A PDF of the coolest medieval map to accompany the story. The map will also be…

What’s New

I thought I’d share a few updates: Currently Researching/Writing I’m in the midst of finishing the first draft of “Broken Journey,” a story set during the American Civil War. This novel is written from the points of view of a teen slave and his best friend, a white farm boy.…

From Writer to Author

So here it is. Finally after six years of intense writing, editing and rewriting. After finding a literary agent and letting him go, after endless rounds of edits, I’m officially published. I expected this occasion to feel momentous, yet I’m finding that I’m more anxious than excited. In front of…

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