Author name: Gerhard Maroscher
Book: Why Can’t Somebody Just Die Around Here?
Bio: Gerhard was born in Transylvania (part of Romania) during WWII. He and his family miraculously survived the war and the deprivation thereafter. After the war they fled communist countries, eventually immigrating to the USA. Gerhard worked as an engineer for 34 years after serving in Vietnam. Following his retirement he began a second career as a high school German teacher. While immersed in teaching, he wrote and published German short stories for learners of German. After his second retirement he wrote his memoir.
Favorite thing about being a writer: Giving author talks where I get to tell my story, feedback from readers, and meeting interesting people
Biggest challenge as an indie author: Using technology and social media to market my books effectively
Favorite book: Ken Follett Century Trilogy.
Awards and recognition: Why Can’t Somebody Just Die Around Here? received the 2016 IAN Outstanding Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award for history. The book also received a positive review from Kirkus.
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