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

On the Path of German-German History

***New Release This Week*** Get your copy of ‘Everything we Lose’ now! Visiting the German-German Border Museum The other weekend while visiting friends, we took a road trip to the former east-west boarder between Hessia (west) and Thuringia (east). Near Bad Sooden Allendorf, right on the original border, lies the…

What I Truly Wish for in the New Year

Had you asked me a year ago whether I’d expect a lot of surprises in 2017, I would’ve said no. However, last year brought a lot of change, some fun, some difficult and some shocking. Let’s do the fun part first. My new novel, Surviving the Fatherland, received several awards…

Holiday Season in Germany

***Extra…Extra*** Surviving the Fatherland just received the ‘Chill with a Book Award‘ which makes the fourth award since publication in March 2017. A huge thank you to my readers and reviewers! Background information and purchasing links Germany in December One thing people who’ve traveled around Europe this time of year…

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