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Ellis Mayer

Ellis has her view of things. A lot has happened and a lot is happening in Ellis’ life and Ellis writes about it. Ellis knows that the why in human, but above all in interpersonal existence may seem almost unfathomable – and yet Ellis at least asks herself the questions that create unrest. Ellis questions the nature and depth of relationships and what grounds them, holds them together or even drives them apart. Ellis does not ask whether hatred is perhaps also a question of love, but he does question and describe the systemic foundations of behavior in and around relationships that can trigger connection and separation. Moving within systems also means taking into account the possible influence of these systems on one’s own decisions. Thus Ellis Mayer will always find or invent herself in the interplay with the environment of her protagonists and herself.

In “The Shore – Hotel of the Surf”, Ellis Meyer writes the family saga of the Cavanaughs, the owners and operators of a grand hotel on the Atlantic coast near Plymouth in New England, beloved by the high society of New York and Boston alike. As everywhere, all that glitters is not gold and there is tension in the hotel, but also in the family, in the village and even on the adjacent golf course.

“The Dolphin” is a crime series by Ellis in which a former detective works freelance for a special department of the Bavarian State Police. She lives in Munich, has a big dog but, above all, has the right nose herself. She smokes, she also likes to drink occasionally and she perceives changes in the city and society in her own way and assesses them or not.

Ellis Mayer’s biographical material currently fills almost three volumes, which, it is planned, will be published in hardback:
“Take Jesus! He’s cheaper!”
True short stories, mostly about holidays and family celebrations. These are stories that happened and whose events were not necessarily chosen, but which are so typical and yet almost satirically strange.

“With the wheel loader to the hotel”
Vacation stories alone, with husband or with child and cone.

“Otto”

Stories about strange experiences in everyday life, which, however absurd they may seem in detail, can be a partial reflection of ourselves.

The Shore - Hotel of the surf

Die Küste hier in der Nähe von Plymouth in Neuendland ist traumhaft und an manchen Tagen peitscht der Wind die Wellen an das Kliff von “The Shore”, dem Prachthotel alten Glanzes im elisabethanischen Stil. Das Hotel gehört Mary Cavenaugh. Episodenreihe.

Dolphin - murderous panic

Finding a motive for serial offenders can be more difficult than expected. Something like this just before the Oktoberfest causes unrest. The dolphin’s first case to read. Volume: 302 pages. Other cases will follow.

A crime novel that develops into a thriller over the course of the book.

"Take Jesus! He's cheaper!"

The junk dealer, who not only describes himself as an antiques trader but also calls himself one, said something true if you only looked at it from his “rhetoric” focused on his working environment.

It’s somehow typical that imaginary worlds clash, especially on holidays and at meetings where common ground could actually be sought in order to satisfy the general need for harmony.

With the wheel loader to the hotel

“Everyone has their vacation highlights. A love affair, a suitcase that you only see again at home, pickpocketing, a near-crash, cockroaches in the hotel, a marriage proposal, … these memories, even if they are less spectacular, are still your own and carry particular weight.

My vacation stories are perhaps or certainly unspectacular. They are peculiar and have their own charm.” (E. Mayer)

Jenny Sommer

She writes with a lively freshness and doesn’t worry when she herself is perhaps having the most fun with her stories. Jenny writes about her home, the Baltic coast near Kühlungsborn. Her family has worked in agriculture for generations, but some of them were also employees in the shipyard in Wismar or in the trades in Rostock.

Strandleben

Stories about the life of a large family on and around the Baltic Sea. The dreamlike landscape is more than just the backdrop. It is home, breadwinner and host between the Baltic Sea and inland.

Giovanna Conte

Giovanna Conte writes for the little ones, perhaps even for the very little ones. Her stories start well, can be a little exciting but they end well and the excitement is kept within limits so that a peaceful night’s sleep is not disturbed. Giovanna prefers to write about small animals and their experiences. The stories do not pursue any political views or systems of order, unless they reflect the majority of the population on the basis of a general ethical order. It is not the task of these stories to question the differentiation of human existence in connection with unsolved problems and moral standards. The stories are meant to be nice. No more and no less.
Giovanna Conte’s stories are stories financed and accompanied by advertisements and are therefore intended exclusively for parents or adults in the children’s environment to read to them.

Stories to read aloud

Sound, timbre, sounds, language, confidence, practice, security. Not all words, sentences, facts and relationship systems are understood immediately.

Tom Schmitters

“Schmitters, get a grip on yourself. The world can’t be that stupid.”

Tom Schwitters’ writing is more tangible, more biting. The biting quality is not due to the fact that he penned the story of the dogs talking in the English Garden. Schwitters exaggerates and polarizes. Direct speech is his stylistic device of choice, just as stories, which are not told as serialized novels but usually as short episodes, can abruptly come to the end of a well-versed anecdote after a meteoric rise in tension. Schwitters moves in human spaces in which basic ideas and basic needs meet the zeitgeist, without necessarily wanting to discharge tensions in moral judgments.

Dogs' Talks

They often meet in the English Garden in Munich to talk. No topic is too explosive for them and no topic is too trivial. They are very different, but they respect each other and accept the roles of their human companions.

Wohnbau Ch Speck

He is a project developer with skin and hair. He squeezes every penny, as he calls it himself, out of his tenants and gets every square inch out of his properties. His sons and his wife have fallen somewhat by the wayside.

“Oh, go ahead! There’s always something.”

Jack James

Jack James hat eine Lust auf perfekte Morde und an hinterhältigen Gedanken. Seine Protagonisten sind seine Helden. Dabei müssen das nicht immer die Guten sein. Jack lebt in seinen Protagonisten, egal, auf welcher Seite des Gesetzes sie stehen. Die Morde passieren bislang zumeist in der High Society, auf dem Hintergrund eines gesellschaftlichen Schichtenmodells, dass seine Eindeutigkeit der „!upper Class“ in der Einfachheit der Zuordnung verwässert, indem, einzeln oder gemeinschaftlich, aus Eigeninteresse, Verschiebungen stattfinden, die ihrerseits die Spannungsdichte erhöhen. In einem Umfeld aus Geld, Macht und Anerkennung, verbunden mit einem möglichen Verlust derselben, passieren die schönsten Morde – so sieht es Jack und so schreibt er es.

Hero

He is not a moralist and has lost too much himself to find the strength to fight for the good and give hope to those who remain. Somehow they are duels. All day long. He has no intention of losing just because he plays by the rules. – Most of the time.

Tourbillon - Murder made to measure

There are quite a few people who claim to be good. Some of them claim that they are the best or even the best or various. A few claim to be so that they can demand astronomical sums. John alone is the best active professional killer.

Kurt Morgan

Kurt Morgan writes mysticism in real environments. He tries to whisk us away to worlds that might even be part of our own. When the outlandish becomes real, does the real become outlandish or do we cling to supposedly comprehensible and controllable fragments of reality, even though they seem to be inferior to the outlandish in all respects.

Bordering on horror, Frank morgen stands at the abysses of the uncertain and plays with them with a passion for images and symbols in the field of tension between the ephemeral and the timeless.

Knights of fears

The gates of Pandemonia

They took an oath and can live to be several hundred years old. Their task is to restore the balance where it was lost. – Here, outside the gates of Pandemonia, which were supposed to protect both worlds.

Episode 1: New York – Samuel

Samuel leads a normal life in New York. He had a wife. He had a dog. He had a job. Now that’s all gone and he doesn’t know why. A strange figure enters his life. The strange person offers him a deal that he doesn’t really want to refuse. It can’t be a deal with the devil.

Robert Bertz

Robert Bertz is unlikely to produce much in the way of volume or titles. But what is coming is quite something. As soon as Robert himself left the table, he began to bluntly dissect himself and his surroundings. He made no distinction between the reality he perceived and felt and the reality he filled, imagined and dreamed. The boundaries between reality and fantasy/imagination/fantasy are not only blurred in Robert Bertz’s work, but are so interlocked that not even the direction in which I am moving mentally would allow an evaluation of the target. Robert does not evaluate. At least he doesn’t do it for third parties.

Wicked

Lack of oxygen, 5 weeks in a coma, medication without a planned end. As crazy as the story is, the memories are true. Dramaturgically somewhat complicated because it is a hero’s journey in which our hero actually makes a deal with Death, who is not the devil.

Frank Fray

You know those kinds of games where belle, falling down a nail wall and bouncing off the individual nails change direction and finally come out somewhere at the bottom of the nail board? That’s what Frank Fray’s stories are like. But there is one small difference. Frank doesn’t hammer the nails evenly into the wall. He changes the distances, he lets balls fall into the void, he makes sure that balls collide with each other.

Neither chance nor probability give Frank any pleasure in his stories, which means that both factors, when they occur or are necessary, are given special significance. Frank loves science and the never-ending discussion about the efficiency and sustainability of rechargeable batteries compared to hydrogen. On his nail board, Frank Fray plays with the risks of cost, time and safety. There are completely different forces at play.

Timing – The call

A group of super-rich investors in the new markets are ordered away from their own commitment to a better and more beautiful world and back to reality, where the task is not to be sought.

“The Call” is the first volume of the story.

Marc Krautwedel

Marc Krautwedel repeatedly loses himself in the world of Dragomar and finds and reinvents himself there. With a light style of writing and simple words, he approaches topics with sometimes feigned naivety that determine and/or threaten our existence, or are the reason why we presume to be entitled, to be meant or to wage wars against each other.

Marc Krautwedel will get to the bottom of what this has to do with the time factor and quantum mechanics by the tenth and final volume, the white volume of Dragomar’s dragon saga, and feel the dragon’s tooth.

Lights of Dragomar

Vol.1 A bunmch of beaks

A penguin who has not yet reached puberty realizes that something is wrong with him. He has to find out what it is and what his grandfather has to do with it.

A hero’s journey over 10 planned volumes. Animals, humans, dragons and fundamental questions of humanity.

Jonas Kalk

Jonas Kalk’s stories are written for kids. Of course, these stories can also be read aloud, but the difficulty and content are actually aimed at eight to twelve-year-olds reading by themselves. The environments in which the heroes of Jonas Kalk’s stories move are fantastic, adventurous and colorful, even if they are set in real environments. It is important to Jonas Kalk that his stories do not offer an opportunity to be a possible alternative to reality. Even in Jonas Kalk’s worlds, conflicts are inevitable and conflict resolutions are always part of the stories.

Unfortunately, Jonas Kalk’s stories can only be found in the ad-free section of this website. The stories will also be published in printed form and can be purchased separately. In all likelihood, Jonas Kalk’s e-books will be available exclusively from us or on Mora Maxima for a limited period of time.

The valley of the pumpkin houses

Petty thieves

Charlie has a smartphone, a big room, an annoying sister, great friends and a mountain bike. He also needs the bike to get back from school, because Charlie lives quite high up in the valley and the school is down in the small village. Everything is actually quite normal, except for the fact that the inhabitants of the village all live in pumpkins.

Thomas Bock

Thomas became aware of his grandfather’s story rather casually. They were fragments that were so “embellished” as to be unspectacular and, standing alone, seemed like a coincidence, a whim, a mistake, a misjudgement. All these fragments had an original character of their own. But Thomas asked questions. It was not the question of connections, but the question of attitudes, statements and interstices that drew a historically interesting and compact picture of a man that would not have been expected in this density of celebrities and events.

A novel with biographical dominance. The elements that are not known have been researched to the extent that they may not be proven by circumstantial evidence or causalities, but can be assumed with a probability bordering on certainty, such as Walter’s work for a special department of the International Security Agency, as well as Walter’s presence at Hitler’s Berghof. “Walter” is a reflection of many reflections of a time that allowed and produced so many distorted images.

Walter.

The life of a man full of secrets. He often and skillfully hid his true identity. He lost himself.

Germany in the 20s to 70s of the last century.