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 History – Germany, Month Two

Martin Luther in 1529 Well, my friends, it’s been a busy month. Aside from attempting to tame the German bureaucracy or what Germans call the ‘Amtsschimmel,’ I’ve been working hard on prepping for the publication of my Civil War novel. ‘Broken Journey: A Civil War Adventure’ is in editing which…

Moving to Germany: One Month Report

More than a month ago I set foot in my home country, Germany, in particular I returned to the town I grew up in: Solingen. I have since discovered that if you leave your home for 30 years, you don’t fit into Germany’s neatly organized bureaucracy any longer. Our container…

Change Is In The Air

Enjoying Spaghetti Ice Cream… Once upon a time a freshly degreed German woman traveled to the U.S. to take a job in marketing for a hotel chain. At a Super Bowl party she met an engineer who worked in aerospace. That was in 1987. Thirty plus years, three kids and…

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