Fate and Longing in Lisbon is a new short, romantic-comedy set in Portugal. Read about how the story came to be, read the first chapter, and listen to the playlist / soundtrack that will transport you to the old streets of Lisbon. … More A new short story: Fate & Longing in Lisbon
At the end of January, just as the world was changing, I took one last, deep breath before it became clear that we couldn’t take breathing for granted any longer. On the flight home from Lisbon some passengers were already wearing face masks. China had just begun its quarantine. Since January, I have been holding … More One Last, Deep Breath!
Wishing you could get out and go somewhere new and interesting? We have the solution! We’ve just published a new video to our YouTube channel that we think you will love. ‘Maastricht Has It All’ will show you the wonders and delights of our home town in the Netherlands: Maastricht. Never heard of Maastricht? It’s … More Armchair Travel: Maastricht Has It All
This week we are highlighting the novel, From the Rooftops by V M Karren, which is set mainly in the eastern European country of Romania. We thought you might enjoy taking a brief glimpse at what everyday life looks like in Romania as an introduction to the book. Although the book is set in the … More Everyday Life in Romania
by Christine Karren With the arrival of the Corona virus on every continent of the world besides Antarctica, a lot of people are taking precautions. We started by washing our hands more carefully and frequently, and avoiding contact with possibly contaminated surfaces. Next we were buying out the stocks of hand sanitizers, toilet paper, and … More Canceling Travel Plans?
By Val Karren Every year in the midsummer week, I take my wife away on a romantic getaway to commemorate our wedding anniversary. While Europe has a long list of exciting destinations with fascinating history and inspiring works of art and architecture, they are also filled with lots and lots of people. Our modern, hyperconnected … More 5 Most Romantic Getaway Ideas in Europe
Take a chance on a new author! Read the first chapter of VMKarren’s new release: From the Rooftops. Who knows? You may not be able to put it down.
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Discover one of Europe’s oldest capitals that you never learned about in school! … More Where on Earth is Aix-la-Chapelle?
You gotta Love it to Write it! … More “You gotta Love it to Write it!”
All of these things–and many other suspenseful and surprising elements–are featured in V M Karren’s new crime fiction novel! As of TODAY, From the Rooftops, is now available on Amazon. Here is one of the first reviews: “What a wonderful second novel! It displays the versatility evident in Karren’s first work of fiction. This second … More What Do a Romanian Banker, Olives, and the Narrowest Street in Europe All Have in Common?