April 25, 2022

Award Winning Historical Fiction Novel For Young Adults, The Amber Crane, Weaves Fantasy And History Into An Engaging Coming-Of-Age Story Filled With Adventure, Mystery, Intrigue, And Romance Malve von Hassell is a freelance writer, researcher, and translator. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the New School for Social Research. She has published nine books…

April 25, 2022

Growing Up In Nazi Germany, Surviving The Soviet Occupation And Settling In The West Is The Subject Of Tapestry Of My Mother’s Life By Best Selling Author Malve von Hassell https://bit.ly/33XjZKC Malve von Hassell is a freelance writer, researcher, and translator. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the New School for Social Research. She…

January 9, 2022

Full disclosure: I don’t like beer. I really don’t care for beer unless it’s very light, and very cold, preferably with a slice of lime. When I was a child, I avoided walking past German-style restaurants where beer was sold because the fumes coming through the door made me nauseous. However, I love reading about…

October 2, 2021

Over the last year, my face covered by a mask, clutching a bottle of sanitizer in my pocket, and my eyes obsessively scanning my environment to make sure I observed the required distance of two shopping carts between me and others, I sometimes remembered the amber bear of Slupsk and took comfort in that funny,…

May 18, 2021

The time-slip historical fiction book The Amber Crane about Peter, a 17th century amber guild apprentice, was inspired by three central themes. Since my childhood I have loved amber, a gemstone full of mystery and power. Amber is inextricably linked to the history of Pomerania, having occupied center stage in trade and politics over centuries….