I’m super delighted to introduce you to Iris Blobel, who was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent some time living in Scotland, London, as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper only emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as their dog. Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.
Take it away, Iris, tell us your story behind the story!
Thanks, Alli, for having me on your beautiful blog today to introduce your readers to my latest release INNOCENT TEARS.
I have to admit, I would’ve never expected to write books. First, writing was never my thing, I’m more into numbers, and second, English is not my native language. But, hey, I like to give most things a try.
My first book was born out of boredom and I have to admit the response from readers was overwhelming to say the least. The feedback was great. Yet, all of a sudden I had all these voices in my head wanting their own story. LOL. So I did. And, wow, my second book was picked up by a publisher. I was suddenly obsessed with writing.
INNOCENT TEARS was my third book. The story is set in Melbourne and I was pleased when the rights were returned to me early last year. Even though I loved the previous cover, I love the current one just that little bit more.
Anyway, INNOCENT TEARS grew out of many different ideas. The main idea, though, came to me when we went to Europe a few years back. My husband and my girls returned to Australia a week earlier while I went to Dublin to visit a friend as well as doing some research for my book JOURNEY TO HER DREAMS. My husband did a great job, being house husbandfor a week, but in between the lines I did hear from my daughters that the routinewas out of whack. My thoughts and ideas went into overdrive: how would it be for a man to suddenly have to take on a parent role, and vice versa, how would a child feel after losing a parent.
And this is how I came up with INNOCENT TEARS.
I have since published my BEGINNINGS series which is set in Hobart and ECHOES OF THE PAST, a standalone book set at the Victorian coast. All my books (except one) are available free for KU subscribers.
Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn McCormack, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it pulls the feet right out from underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight. He didn’t know about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.
With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’ ideas, and Emma is voicing her opinion, too, leaving Nadine right in the middle of it all, still grieving the loss of her mother. There’s no doubt she’s afraid about where and with whom she will settle.
Will a letter Flynn receives help him decide what to do?
Available on Amazon for only 99cents or FREE for KU subscribers
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