The Vanishing Sky -- Coming in Spring 2020 from Bloomsbury and Bloomsbury UK
My parents were both German, and my father -- like virtually all boys his age -- was required to serve in the Hitler Youth during World War II. My father died when I was sixteen, and I didn't have the chance (or the maturity) to ask him about his experiences during the war.
The Vanishing Sky is my first novel. Set in Germany during the last days of World War II, the book gave me a way to understand my father and to imagine the stories he never got to tell me.