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.”

From my website

‘Surviving the Fatherland’ Wins Annual ‘National Indie Excellence Award’

I’m humbled and excited to announce… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Annette Oppenlander/812.391.6310/ 11th ANNUAL NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE® AWARDS ANNOUNCED Local Author receives national recognition from the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards! Los Angeles: — The 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized ‘Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set…

Crowned Heart Review for ‘Surviving the Fatherland’ by InD’tale Magazine

I’m very happy to announce that ‘Surviving the Fatherland’ received a 5-star rating and coveted ‘Crowned Heart Review’ from InD’tale Magazine. Here is what they said: Lilly and Gunter are seven and twelve when WWII begins.  In this remarkable true story, these children are faced with the atrocities of war…

Sex is a Good Thing

I’m going to address an issue I’ve come across and some of my readers may not like this. So be forewarned I’m going to talk about sex. No, I’m not going to discuss any physical, and let me say, very human interactions. I’m going to share my opinion about allowing…

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