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About angelikarust

My name is Angelika Rust. I was born in Vienna in 1977. These days, I live in Germany, with my husband, two children, a despotic couple of cats and a hyperactive dog. After having tried almost every possible job from pizza delivery girl to HR consultant, I now make a living knowing English. No, I haven’t yet figured out what I want to be when I grow up, whenever that may be. In the meantime, I write the occasional book.

German, lesson III

I was thinking of doing a highly philosophical blog post about the random crap that goes through your head when you’re home and isolating because you and the rest of the family managed to catch the damned virus everybody’s been … Continue reading

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Learn German with me, lesson II

And it only took me like two weeks to come up with the second lesson! See, I’m not entirely unreliable. PS: In case you’re wondering if I’m doing anything rather more useful these days… well, yes. Still trying my hand … Continue reading

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Learn German with me…

Just don’t expect me to teach you anything useful. But let’s start at the beginning. Like probably a lot of people out there, I really would love to be able to draw. Not to produce an oil painting worthy of … Continue reading

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Boom Goes The Head

And I never really sleep anymore… It’s been two years. And I always get those dangerous dreamsAnd I never get a minute of peace… Two years with this weird, vague pressure on all of us. Two years of complete inability … Continue reading

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Don’t invite me to your fancy party

I will come but I don’t know how to do fancy Look, I’ll make an effort Mom-in-law gave me this pullover cashmere, elegant and black (It’s just that the cat crept into my closet and half an hour of brushing … Continue reading

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Out now: Send in the Clowns

Aaaaand here we go. The fifth book in my Resident Witch series is out and available. Why should you read it, or any book in the series? Let’s see… Maybe you like Young Adult books in general. Or Urban Fantasy. … Continue reading

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Sometimes Stories Grow

Once upon a time, in 2014, to be exact, I found one of those newsletter thingies in my inbox, listing short story competitions and anthologies open for submissions. Usually, I delete stuff like that unread, or after a very cursory … Continue reading

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Between the Years

I run into Vicky sometime during those limbo days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the time Germans so aptly call between the years – the old one all but over, the new one not yet begun. I don’t know … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day

Lilly texts me on New Year’s Day. “He’s hungover like shit, and god knows what else,” she tells me. “I sat in the car this morning, wanting nothing more than to go home to my mom, and the darkness was … Continue reading

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The Book Was Better (and other reasons why Hollywood sucks)

Right. I may be extremely late to the party, since the movie this rant is centering around came out in 2010, but for all I know nothing has changed much since then. It’s Percy Jackson, and if you haven’t read … Continue reading

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