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Gigi Sedlmayer
Gigi Sedlmayer
  • Country: Australia
  • Books: 4
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 19 May
  • Member Since: Jan 2017
  • Profile Views: 8,386
  • Followers: 15
  • Writing:

    Teen & Young Adult
BIOGRAPHY

Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany.
Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich.
Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books.
In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years.
In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992.
Two years later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, ‘Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life’.
She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing.
Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life.
She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines. She also loves traveling, 4x4 touring, swimming, gardening, handcrafting, reading, fossicking and enjoys good adventure DVD’s or going to the movies.

Here is an interview
https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/20-questions-with-gigi-sedlmayer/comment-page-1/#comment-3292

  • Gigi Sedlmayer

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Talon, Come Fly with Me

Publish Date: Mar 16, 2014

Genre: Teen & Young Adult

avg rating4.5 - 24 reviews on Amazon

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Talon, Come Fly with Me

Talon, Come Fly with Me

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Publication Date: Mar 16, 2014

Teen & Young Adult

4.5 (24 ratings)

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Talon, Encounter

Talon, Encounter

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Publication Date: Nov 23, 2015

Teen & Young Adult

4.8 (37 ratings)

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Talon, Connected

Talon, Connected

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Publication Date: Jan 19, 2014

Teen & Young Adult

4.9 (54 ratings)

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Talon, Flight for Life

Talon, Flight for Life

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Publication Date: Mar 16, 2014

Teen & Young Adult

4.8 (55 ratings)

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    • What inspired you to start writing? How long have you been writing?
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      • authorireneholmes 3 monthsAuthor
      • In the early 2001 or 2002. I had a great idea for a ghost town story. I kept writing and felt like the story was creating itself like a movie. I could feel the characters. For example, I was walking with the character on their journey in the ghost towns of the west. I called this book "The Boy's Adventures Through The West." Later on many years ago after I wrote this story I added wild west to the end of the title. I was interested in writing stories in general English classes. I never took on writing till I wrote my ghost town story. I wrote stories off and on ever since.
        I went to SNHU for over 4 half years in 2013. I got my BA degree in Jan 2019 for Creative Arts; Creative Writing, English and specialized in screenwriting is in my school transcripts. In 2013, I started to write more stories. In 2006, I started to write poems, songs, stories for my kids, family to help inspire them and to help other people too. I love to write fiction adventure multie genre stories for all ages from children, teens to adults. I wrote two scripts, when I went to SNHU and my full feature script WON awards in 2017 and 2018. Last year I started to transfer my ghost town story into script. Help inspire fun reading can help increase courage on any adventure is like a movie. Learn more @ www.irenejane.com
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