Heige S. Boehm
My writing is influenced by the stories of my parents who grew up in Nazi Germany and who, at the end of the war, found themselves in East Germany. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in 1961, and I was born in Euskirchen West Germany on November 11, 1964. Ten years later my family and I immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where we lived at the Sylvia Hotel for the first few months. I spent 9 years researching and writing Secrets in the Shadows. I hold a creative writing certificate from The Writers’ Studio of Simon Fraser University. I now live on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.