Heige S. Boehm's writing is greatly influenced by the stories and lives of her parents who grew up in Nazi Germany, and at the end of the war found themselves in East Germany, locked behind the Iron Curtain. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in 1961, just days before the wall was built. After living in several refugee camps, they settled for a few years in Euskirchen where Heige was born in 1964. In 1974 she and her family immigrated to Canada. Always interested in exploring WWII history, Heige researched the subject while obtaining her Creative Writing Certificate from Simon Fraser University. She now lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, not far from Vancouver, where she is writing and researching her next novel, a sequel to Secrets in the Shadows. Visit www.heigeboehm.ca.