I’m very happy to announce an upcoming release, which will include two stories from author and friend, Christoph Fischer.
PUNK ROCKER, a new book dropping May 15th is the brainchild of author, Brenda Perlin. You will recall I read and reviewed her first book, LA PUNK ROCKER last year. Keep your eyes on this space for an an interview with Brenda Perlin this Friday.
In the meantime, please welcome Christoph and learn about his involvement with punk rock. I was surprised by Christoph’s diverse background, and you may be too!
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I’ve recently contributed two short stories to Punk Rocker, the much anticipated sequel to L.A. Punk Rocker by top author Brenda Perlin’s best-selling punk anthology.
I’m so proud that my stories have been chosen for this. LA Punk Rocker was one of my favourite reading pleasures last year and brought back a lot of vivid memories of those exciting times.
Many people were surprised when I told them about my involvement in the new project. You – a punk? Never! You are always so ‘clean cut’…
Well, maybe now I am (I couldn’t possibly comment). Back then, I was young and rebellious.
Nena for example was part of a New Wave of German artists that changed the music landscape of my youth. Visage, The Clash, The Cure, P.I.L. – they were the air that we breathed.
Outrageous and provocative hair and fashion, uncompromising attitudes and a hunger to live… I’m glad I was able to witness it all, even if I wasn’t the full monty…
Punk Rocker is a collection of short stories from those who were there, in the early days of Punk and New Wave. Hard core musical anarchists who saw it all, heard it all, did it all – and survived to tell their stories.
Along with Brenda and the West Coast punks, Punk Rocker features rebels, writers, commentators and street kids from all over America – talking about the music, the fashion, the attitude, the passion, the lifestyle and, of course, the bands who made it all happen.
Meet people who discovered punk’s new dawn – and those who were there for its sunset, in the ramshackle mausoleum of the Chelsea Hotel.
Backstage, in the clubs, in the gigs, in hotel rooms with the band, on the streets –Brenda was there. She saw it all. And so did her friends.
If you want to know how I fit into the picture – I won’t tell you here. Read the book 😉
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PUNK ROCKER is now available on Amazon!
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Connect to Christoph
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small town in West Wales. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.
Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and ‘The Black Eagle Inn’ in October 2013 – which completes his ‘Three Nations Trilogy’. “Time to Let Go”, his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions”, another contemporary novel, in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015, his latest historical novel “In Search of a Revolution” in March 2015 and his latest thriller “The Gamblers” in June 2015.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.