About me & my books
I was born in 1971. After I graduated in 1991, I worked as a broker at the German stock exchange for a number of years. At some point I realized, it was time for a change, and so i started building up my own business. That was the best decision in my life.
Today I am married and i have a wonderful daughter. My wife Marion and me, we live a full life in Munich, Germany and Fort Myers, USA. Books kept me fascinated since I was a small child. Writing came much later. I started writing my debut „BLOW OUT“ at the age of 35.
„BLOW OUT“ then was published September 2013. The science thriller is about the dangers arising from the storage of CO2 below the sea and the dramatic ecological consequences that could result from this for us humans and our environment. “BLOW OUT” turned out to be a surprise success, even making it into am major German TV-Show as book tip.
„THE WALL“ was published October 2014. It’s a mystery ebook-series of the „Fat Poets Society“ – an association of German bestseller authors.
My thriller „STORM“ has been published by Heyne Verlag 2018, hit German SPIEGEL-Bestseller-List Top14, was elected one of „Ten novels worth reading in 2018“ by the editorial staff of ZDF heute (major news program of a German public service broadcaster) and it was nominated “Best German novel 2019” by German Fantasy Society.
My thriller “LIFE” was published April 2020 also by Heyne Verlag. Only a few days after its release, the audio book of “LIFE”, which is magnificently read by german actor Achim Buch, made it number 1 in the Amazon charts in the category “New releases techno thriller”.
My current novel “DROUGHT” (Heyne) was published in September 2021. The climate fiction thriller shows the devastating consequences of climate change for us humans. In addition, it deals with the growing insanity of comprehensive state surveillance and control. Meanwhile “DROUGHT” is already in its third edition.
In March 2022 my short story “AFTER THE FLOOD” was published in the climate fiction anthology “Einmal kurz die Welt retten” (Gmeiner Verlag). The anthology made it on the short list of the German Lovelybooks Community Award 2022.
My new novel “BLUE GOLD” will be published on March 13, 2024 (Heyne Verlag) and is subtitled “The battle for water begins”. BLUE GOLD is about the exploration of new freshwater resources and the question of who owns our drinking water and what happens when water becomes a luxury that not everyone can afford. Once again, it’s a thriller that combines elements of science and climate fiction, coupled with plenty of action and suspense.
Another milestone in my life as an author is the translation of STORM into English. STORM will be released in the U.S. in 2023 as paperback and ebook and maybe audio book (publisher: Clevo Books). I am very proud of this and it fills me with great happiness, especially since the USA has become my second home in recent years.