A Writer’s Dream (major news below!)


In the summer of 2016 I was stuck in a period of waiting. At first I was impatient and angry to have nothing to do and feeling so lost and uncertain. But then I decided to use my unexpected time off well, so I sat down and wrote. Ideas kept coming and words kept flowing.

About two years ago a dear friend of mine put a fly in my ear. She kept telling me how much she enjoyed reading my blog. She said I should translate some work into German, so that more people could read it.
That my words mattered.
That I should put them in a book.

I hesitated.
Were my words good enough?
Am I really a writer? Would anyone like to read what I had to say and even pay for it?
But I thought I would try and so I talked to publishing houses.
For the first time I dared to believe in my words.
I dared to dream.

Now this dream has become a reality.

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A few weeks ago I signed a book contract!

Fliege ins Leben , lande bei Gott. 52 Zwischenstopps einer Alltagsreisenden will release in September 2017 and I couldn’t be happier.
It is a guide throughout the year with texts to make you think about God, yourself and the world. The Lord’s presence and gifts are everywhere if we train our eyes and hearts to see them. This might mean to practice new routines or to embrace doubt, but it will definitely be rewarding.
I hope these words will bless you on your faith journey and lead you to many new encounters and discoveries. This book is written for YOU – with lots of space in between for questions, practical prompts and thoughts about your journey.

As you can read from the title, it will be in German – sorry for my English speaking friends! – but for my German readers I am excited to offer my writing in my first language. So far the publishing house and editors have been really great to work with and the more we work on it, the more excited I become. Birthing a book into this world is quite some work, but a rather elating and fulfilling one I must say.

THANK YOU to everyone who’s been on this journey with me so far!
Thank for encouraging me through messages and comments.
Thank you for your questions that inspire my thoughts.
Thank you for your prayers when writing is a struggle sometimes.
Thank you for being such faithful readers.
Thank you for all your support.

This book is my gift to you.


Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

16 thoughts on “A Writer’s Dream (major news below!)”

  1. Wow! German? Being a first timer on your blog today I definitely didn’t expect that. Congratulations it sounds like an amazing read and I hope it does well.

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  3. Hey Katha, !Felicidades! I’m looking forward to reading the german version of your writings. It sure will make a wonderful gift! I’m so glad it’s coming out with the TCK-Book Publisher.

  4. Congrats! So so exciting! There is something so holy about holding your book in your hand for the first time–indescribable! Excited for you!

  5. Congratulations! I’ve been following your blog for a while, but don’t always comment. Your words are a blessing and I’m sure they will be via your soon-to-be published book too. May God continue to multiply the blessings in and through you.

    1. Thank you, Shelly! It means a lot coming from a fellow writer!
      The title says, “Fly into life, find rest in God. Insights from a life traveler.” They are devotions prompting you to find God in your everyday life, through rest, community, doubt, awareness etc.

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