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

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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I put together a cool collection of facts about the Middle Ages. For those of you who enjoy medieval stuff, all the information comes from Germany. There is a description of torture methods, a collection of illnesses and a lot of info about the way peasants and nobility lived. After…

Combating Homesickness

Every year around this time in December I experience a longing for home. Well, I have a home, of course, a beautiful one I share with my husband and two adult twins. I’m talking about the nostalgic idea of my former home in another country—Germany. A long time ago I…

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