Dear Phantom Reader…

So who the heck am I, anyway? I’ve always found that a hard question to answer. Sure, I’m a writer, I’m a long-term expat, I’m a mom. But I’m also an ex-opera singer who (re)found her heart in jazz, a big city girl who sometimes longs for nothing more than a hut in the mountains with a yard full of chickens. I’m one part sunny, playful California girl and one part jaded Berlin cynic. I’m tender-hearted and, yes, cry easily at commericals, but I also believe sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.

I’m an INFP, a 9 on the Enneagram, an Aquarius with Capricorn moon and Virgo rising, whatever that means.

But most of all I’m a curious person who loves nothing more than a good story. Hope I get a chance to hear some of yours.

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Rebeccah von Schlieffen
I'm a writer and that person you call into a room when a spider needs to be gently removed.