Now imagine how excited I was when two readers travelled through the Austrian snow to visit the settings of my latest novel: "Among the Pink Poppies". All at once I was perplexed, excited, amazed, touched, grateful, and humbled. I half-believed this could even be possible, but it was true!
They are Dita and Anne. As they came to Linz on March 18th, Austria was still in the dead of winter. It was still covered in snow and keep snowing even days after they left. The temperature without the wind was minus 7, and with the wind, the apparent temperature was minus 17 Celsius. Not as cold as two weeks ago when the Beast from the East swept Europe. But still, what a day to make a journey! Even the bitter cold could not dampen their spirit. On the contrary: the more places they visited, the brighter their smiles became!