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

The Adventure Begins

47 DAYS – A novelette about two teen boys defying Hitler’s Reich I’m thrilled to share with you the release of 47 DAYS: The True Story of Two Teen Boys Defying Hitler’s Reich. 47 DAYS is a 13,000-word novelette, an excerpt from the upcoming full-length novel, SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND. Based…

Fifteen Years in the Making

In 2002 I recorded my parents’ stories about their experiences during WWII. By 2009 these stories had turned into a novel. Not a good one because it was my first, but a record of eyewitness testimony. Helga, ca. 1940 Guenter ca. 1940 Though I worked with an editor and revised,…

A New Year’s Letter to My Readers

Whenever a year ends and a new one begins, we tend to look back to what’s happened as well as look ahead. It’s as if we have this need to analyze and review the past to help us determine how to make the future better. Maybe learn something from our…

 
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