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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.

The Fast-Forward Button

Sometimes I can’t help thinking how it would be nice to have a fast-forward button to speed us through a pain we already know and don’t need to experience twice because we’ve already learned the lesson Like heartache, for instance … Continue reading

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You’ve read the books. Now get the T-shirt.

Aaaaand here’s my second surprise, though I have to admit, this one more or less happened by accident. I wanted something palpable to commemorate the unreal fact that I had somehow managed to write and publish ten books, and then … Continue reading

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Super Special Summer Offer

A few weeks ago, I published the fourth book of my Resident Witch series. A day or so later it hit me. I have ten books out now. Double Digits. A reason to celebrate. I should do something. I’ve come … Continue reading

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P.R. Black: The Family

Today I’m taking part in a blog tour to bang the drums for a fairly new release – The Family, written by P.R. Black. The reason I let myself be roped in so willingly is that I’m familiar with, and … Continue reading

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Nazi Raccoons and Nazi Vampires

In the wake of the EU elections, it might be the obvious thing to talk about Nazis, but apparently, luckily, we’ve been spared a major surge of right-wing populists. They did harvest some gains, but remain well below ten percent, … Continue reading

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Out now: No Place Like Home (Resident Witch IV)

There are writers out there who spent months drumming up attention for an upcoming release. They’ll have a perfectly planned and similarly executed marketing strategy, with blog tours, cover reveal, you name it, and they’ll have their ARCs sent out … Continue reading

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The Importance of Cuddly Toys

I’m forty-one, but I have a toy donkey. Her name is Harriet. I purchased her for the simple reason that she was irresistibly cute, sitting there on the shelf with those huge eyes and tiny hooves. The kids were completely … Continue reading

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I don’t care much for Science Fiction, but…

… I’m willing to make an exception, and to give credit where credit is due. Seriously, I’m the kind of girl who watched all the Star Wars movies for only one reason: The husband wanted to see them, and I … Continue reading

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More Self-Doubt, Please

Yesterday, while stupidly making the mistake of engaging with a known troll – yeah, I know, don’t judge me, we’ve all been there, and huge thanks at this point for all the supportive messages that flooded my inbox all evening … Continue reading

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Hubby’s Bedtime Stories

Sometimes at night, when I don’t quite manage to fall asleep, I’ll ask my husband to tell me a story. I’m not entirely sure why, probably just to hear his voice, and to have a little laugh before drifting off, … Continue reading

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