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

A New Adventure in Audiobooks

Follow my Journey to Publish ‘Surviving the Fatherland’ as an Audiobook It makes perfect sense that readers have different tastes, not only in books and genres, but also in the formats they prefer. I’d been reading a lot of publishing advice that urges authors to offer audiobooks because more and…

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

***More than 10,000 copies sold since March 15, 2017*** ***#1 Amazon Bestseller in German Historical Fiction*** 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: —…

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…

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