My artistic journey began with the one thing that is very hard for someone who is dyslexic, writing. It also is something I love doing. I always had stories in my head, but being dyslexic made me feel like writing them down and sharing them would only get me ridiculed and bullied. In 2006 that changed, and I overcame my fears. I was still living in Germany back then, and for the first time in my life I decided to put myself out there. Unlike my expectations I experienced praise and after some time, a small publishing house approached me.
Within a year I wrote my first two books and both were published. Less then six months after the second book was published we moved to Canada and I stopped writing for quite some time. Several years passed, time that I used to improve my English to the point where I hoped it would be enough to start writing again. A trip to Toronto became the catalyst for a new story. Which in turn sparked more stories. For a while I considered going down the traditional route of publishing and trying to find a publisher for my books. But in the end I decided to self-publish, mostly because I knew that without a good editor who would clean up my spelling, grammar and punctuation no renowned publishing house would take me.
I do charge a small amount for my books, and I’d like to remind everyone that you’re not paying for good spelling or grammar but for a good story and the hours, weeks or months it took to write them down. Here is a list of the books I wrote and where you can find them. Aside from that I also have some with me at every event I’m going to, Farmers Market and otherwise. Just ask for them if I don’t have them displayed, because I don’t always have the space for them.
A husband who suddenly dies, a lover who regrets and a stalker who wants to possess. All are linked through one woman, and she has no idea what lays in wait for her.
When Sara’s husband suddenly dies, twenty years of marriage that made her loose much of herself, her self-respect, confidence and hope of love are over. The only reason she hadn’t lost all hope, all confidence, but was able to cling to some of it was Benjamin. Her first love, best friend and the only person she ever trusted enough to share her desires, dreams and successes with. If only she hadn’t. When Sara tells Benjamin about Henry’s death she realizes what she did by being so open. When he offers to come to her, to hold and help her, she panics and cuts all ties with him.
However, Benjamin isn’t as easily deterred as Sara thinks. For twenty years he had waited, now the time has come to get her back.
Yet while Lisa struggles with her freedom and Benjamin fights for her heart, another plans to have Sara, to possess her and to deliver her to God when he is done with her.
–Disclaimer: This story has mentions and/or scenes of domestic abuse, child abuse, and animal cruelty as well as explicit sexual content, please be advised–
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Words spelled right, but out of context don’t make a story, they make a dictionary.
Words assembled with sense, smarts and Imagination, but spelled wrong, still make a story.
I’m Nicole Kiefer, I’m the author of two publishing house bestsellers in Germany and Waiting in the Wings here in North America, and I’m dyslexic. And this is my story. From miracle child, to victim to becoming an author.
I was born with Nail-Patella-Syndrome, I’m dyslexic and I have Fibromyalgia, and this is my story.
When I was born my parents called me their miracle child, because medicine thought my mother wouldn’t be able to conceive.
When I began school my peers called me stupid, loser and worthless and for some time I believed them. My grades prove in my eyes that they were right.
I was told I would never amount to anything, that with my spelling and grammar I would never get a job that had to do with writing, and never get far in life.
I proved them all wrong when a publisher asked me if I would be willing to publish my work with him. That both my books where on the publishing house bestselling list for several month, was only more prove that I could be an author while being dyslexic. That one email changed my life, and how I saw myself, but it was only the beginning.
This book is the story of my life, and part of my life is being dyslexic, which is one of the reasons this book, is and never will be professionally edited. This book is a representation of dyslexic writing, a demonstration that the story matters more than the spelling.
So for this book, forget spelling, forget grammar and forget punctuation, leave all those rules behind and read the story. You might be surprised at what you find.
Thousands of years ago events were set in motion to save the human race from extinction and lead them into the future. Fate wove and entwined bloodlines, so in the end, there would one powerful woman and one powerful man, leading her children to Utopia.
Lisa Longshire is the last in a long line of many courageous and powerful woman, and when her unusual dreams lead her to Toronto, she takes the first steps towards a destiny that will either make her the most powerful woman alive or destroy her.
Alastair McScath has long given up hope of finding his fated mate and stopped looking centuries ago. If not for his brother Condan and his endless meddling, Lisa would have never crossed his path.
A net of intrigue, romance and danger is set in motion, the only guidance a prophecy promising them dark times and horror before they can reach their goal. If they survive that long.
The world Lisa and Alastair returned to is darker and more violent, changed in so many ways. Yet, within that darkness, Lisa finds love, kindness, and most of all, hope, as she connects with the planet’s endless power. It is that hope and the love she shares with Alastair that keeps her grounded, as the power tries to drag her into the darkness. While trying to get a handle on her newly increased power and searching for King Arthur, the couple must deal with a potential pregnancy. Yet, when Lisa learns that Arthur is not just a legendary king but a potential traitor, rapist, and worst of all family, the couple’s relationship ends up on the backburner, where it slowly simmers. When they finally find Arthur, nothing is as it seemed. Full of hidden secrets and unknown plots, the past reaches out to them, quickly the situation reaches a boiling point. Once again, the couple must face danger and win or mankind will be extinct. Only this time, they are not alone.
Four years go by as Kairie grows from a teen into a young woman. Years in which she watches the world around her change. Seeing how it became less tolerant, more cruel, discriminating and violent towards minorities. Changes she hates to see but is unable to stop.
When it seems like President Rud won’t be elected again Kairie sees an end to it all and hopes for better times. Then the worst night of her life happens, and many of the subtle changes done over the years are put in a new light, as President Lando Rud takes the country in one swift, violent and devastating move.
When the next day begins Kairie’s world has drastically and irrevocably changed, and not for the better. Being different is a crime, being tolerant a capital offense and Kairie encompasses all that now is considered a danger to society, labeling her as a Zero. A person with no rights, no name and no right to a future other than a life in isolation and constant hatred. Yet, in all her misery, pain and grieve Kairie finds a way to fight back. Soon her only goal becomes the most dangerous of goals. To kill the President turned dictator Lando Rud.
I haven’t written in a while, admittedly because I discovered other ways to be creative and express myself. But I’m fairly certain that I’m not done writing, at some point the stories in my head will be too much to be held back and they will spill out.
In an additional note, I do appreciate reviews as long as they aren’t just about my spelling, grammar and punctuation but actually about the story.