About Christiane Wünsche
As a child, Christiane Wünsche thought up stories for her sisters, and the idea for this novel arose from her close family ties and her great interest in the area where she grew up. She was born in Lengerich in Westphalia in 1966, but shortly afterwards, her family moved to Kaarst on the Lower Rhine, where she was raised as the eldest of three daughters. At the age of 20, Christiane went off to the city to study, but she remained closely connected to her hometown. In 1991, she moved back to Kaarst, where she lives and works today. She has a grown-up daughter for whom family is just as important as it is for her.