The author comes from the Muenster area in Germany and was only 5 years old when she was given a hardcover Peter Pan comic book. She was impressed by the images, but the text was missing. This motivated her to write it on the last blank pages of the book. From then on she knew what she had to do.
Several years later, she started out on an old Olympia typewriter again with which she would finally write the first manuscript. She was annoyed by the fact that Billy Wilder's motion picture "1-2-3" had no working manuscript that could be used for theatre. So she wrote it herself.
The Olympia typewriter was later replaced by a PC. The "Simon Lamont"
series coincided when she got her first laptop. With this, she could write practically anywhere - even if that Dell weighed considerably more than modern portable devices.
Her favorite quote comes from the author of Princess Amalia Gallitzin
(1748 - 1806):
"My soul is on the tip of my pen."