Esslingen and Virgen Mary’s Six Toes

While my goddaughter came to visit in January, we made a pilgrimage to Esslingen where we could get a personal tour from fellow expat and darling friend, Ami im Schwabenland. Esslingen am Neckar sits just outside of Stuttgart and was a free imperial city for several centuries until it was annexed by Württemberg in 1802. … Continue reading Esslingen and Virgen Mary’s Six Toes

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The Goddaughter Came to Visit

Ok, so to most of my family - this is suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper old news, but to the rest of you…. My Goddaughter came to visit for a few weeks as she was heading for her semester abroad in South Africa. I say goddaughter and most people look at us and wonder how the hell the age … Continue reading The Goddaughter Came to Visit

They Tax Your Dog?!

NEWS ALERT! So my author website: M. L. Tishner is up and running and you can even sign up for a newsletter! Why would you? Well, just for signing up - I'm including a free character sheet for you to use already filled with a preview of the characters you'll meet in my upcoming debut … Continue reading They Tax Your Dog?!

Death and Taxes

“‘Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.” Christopher Bullock, The Cobbler of Preston (1716) So where am I in the whole self-publishing process? Well, it’s going to sound weird, but as an author (and especially as an expat) - it’s important: Taxes More the question: where am I going to pay … Continue reading Death and Taxes