Annette Oppenlander
Annette Oppenlander

Annette Oppenlander is an award-winning writer, literary coach and educator. As a bestselling historical novelist, Oppenlander is known for her authentic characters and stories based on true events, coming alive in well-researched settings. Having lived in Germany the first half of her life and the second half in various parts in the U.S., Oppenlander inspires readers by illuminating story questions as relevant today as they were in the past. Oppenlander’s bestselling true WWII story, Surviving the Fatherland, was elected to IWIC’s Hall of Fame and won the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award. Her historical time-travel trilogy, Escape from the Past, takes readers to the German Middle Ages and the Wild West. Uniquely, Oppenlander weaves actual historical figures and events into her plots, giving readers a flavor of true history while enjoying a good story. Oppenlander shares her knowledge through writing workshops at colleges, libraries and schools. She also offers vivid presentations and author visits. The mother of fraternal twins and a son, she lives with her husband and old mutt, Mocha, in Solingen, Germany.


Books by Annette Oppenlander

Escape from the Past

The Duke's Wrath

Jul 2015

Trying out an experimental computer game, a fifteen-year-old boy unwittingly time-travels to medieval Germany where he must not only survive but figure out a way home.

Escape from the Past: The Kid (book 2)

Feb 2016

Time-traveling gamer, Max, embarks on a harrowing journey through the Wild West of 1881, befriending Billy the Kid and living among Warm Springs Apaches.

Escape from the Past: At Witches' End (Book 3)

Nov 2016

When time-traveling gamer, Max, returns to medieval Germany to rescue a friend, he quickly learns that evil forces are eager to hunt him down.

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