Making the Grades When I was a kid, I never fully realised that I was different from other
children. Other kids stayed in one place. I spent my childhood in three
distinctly different environments. Other kids went to school. It was always
the same school and the teachers all spoke the same language. I went to
several schools and the teachers spoke German, Danish or English.
Even so, school was boring. So while the teachers stood in front of class
and explained the same things over and over again, I spent my time writing
stories. My classmates liked my stories. During recess I would read them
It was only natural that I would study arts and language when I grew up. I
made my grades on the beautiful campus of Aarhus, Denmark. After eight
years of study I was allowed to put the titles "Cand. mag. et exam.
art." (comparable to the English MA "Master of Arts") under
my name on the business card. Later, I studied journalism, too - as well
as a few other things. But finally, like everybody else, I had to go out,
face the real world and earn my own money.
Writing words and playing music took me from Denmark to Thailand and
finally back to Germany, where I was born. I live close to the border in a
little town with two hearts, two languages and two cultures, just like me.
So it is only natural that I speak, write, translate and play music in two
or three languages every day.
Right word at the right time Diversity is my trademark. In the world of words I am pretty much at
home everywhere. As a textmaster I don't have many limits and I am proud
of that. As a human being I have been around for some time and I have seen
some things. It takes a lot to surprise or even upset me. At best you will
have me shaken but definitely not stirred.
I believe, that this range of experience reflects in my body of work, too.
I love to change personality on behalf of my job. I have been a town's
President and Mayor, I have been a young thailady, an old esoterics guru,
a famous musician and a sports medic. Not to mention a female professor of
Remember, the right words at the right time can move mountains! Words hold
the power to start wars, and the power to stop them. They are also a way
to communicate the greatest force of all - human love and
I would be glad to help you find the right words for your mission. In that
sense - may the force be with you!