“… I closed my eyes expecting to dissolve into stars or lava or a brutal sequoia when the famous writer appeared and leaned down over me. Lifting my head he put his lips on mine and breathed into my mouth one word and then another, and another, words upon words then numbers, then notes. I swallowed it all while my mind filled with language, measure, music, knowledge…” – TONI MORRISON


Winner of the 2013 Colorado Book Awards, Letters From Berlin is the stunning memoir of a girl coming of age in Hitler’s Germany, her subsequent imprisonment in the Russian Gulag, and her posthumously discovered love letters to a mysterious soldier on the front—written during the final siege of Berlin. Available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Boulder Book Store.


Terminal, a new short story from Kerstin recently published in East Soundings, is the true story of a teenage girl in 1968 who finds herself in trouble, the kind of trouble she must keep secret and must act on fast. Time is running out. Read how she takes matters into her own hands and faces them head-on. A brave story with terrifying twists.

A Boy Named Klaus, a short story from Kerstin published in the Southeast Review, is a vivid and engrossing account of a boy who finds himself wandering the streets of his bombed-out city, needing to make decisions that no four-year-old should ever have to face. A Boy Named Klaus became a finalist in the Southeast Review’s Creative Nonfiction writing contest in 2014.


Kerstin is happy to speak at your book club or book store. If she is not in your geographic area, she can be available via Skype. Please contact her at her email address to set up a speaking engagement.

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