Front cover design for the sequel.
By Samborombón Bay, Sales and marketing, Spy novels

Do you judge a book by its cover?

As a writer, book covers are very important to me. The original cover for Out of Mecklenburg: The Unwilling Spy was going to be two dancers, but it looked too casual and modern. Matador listened to my feedback and came up with a design that used my preferred colours whilst beautifully intertwining the two threads… Continue reading Do you judge a book by its cover?

Manfred von Leiber submarine
Character profile, Out of Mecklenburg, Spy novels

Manfred von Leiber

Manfred von Leiber's character has many parallels with Hans Steiger, in that he is treated as one of the family and is a trusted source of support and advice for both Carl and the General. But whereas Hans is energetic with a heroic past, Manfred is a steady person who is content to stay low-profile.

Anna von Menen reading
Character profile, Out of Mecklenburg, Spy novels

Anna von Menen

Born Anna-Maria Devoto de Martinez von Schönberg, she is half-Spanish, half-German. Anna von Menen is a woman of weak health but resolute spirit, and holds the absolute trust of her husband and son. General von Menen not only confides in his wife, but it is clear she has a reserve of strength that he draws… Continue reading Anna von Menen