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Finalist: 2024 Next Generation Indie Books Awards For Historical (Fiction) 1900’s

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The Risk Forbidden Love Behind the Iron Curtain

Winner of Gold Award


I won the Gold Award for Fiction at the Annual Book Award Banquet of Northern California Publishers & Authors

THE RISK: Forbidden Love Behind the Iron Curtain

Golden Book Award June 25 2023
Golden Book Award for The Risk

It is a modern, historical romance based on the file that the East German Secret Police (called Stasi) kept on me. The title is:

THE RISK: Forbidden Love Behind the Iron Curtain.

For the link to Amazon, click   HERE  

Meet the Author Series

"Dorothe Kress spoke to a standing room only audience in the community's Orchard Creek Lodge about her book The Risk: Forbidden Love Behind the Iron Curtain. Dorothe painted a vivid picture of life behind the iron curtain, and the difficulties of not conforming to expectations. She shared pictures from her life in Germany, and read passages from her book to the audience."

- Sarah K.

Phoenix High School Donation to the Principal Chuck Whitecotton
"Thank you to author, Dorothe Kress.

  surprised the school with a financial donation to be used for the student leadership program. We are so very grateful and humbled by all of Dorothe's kindness."

Dorothe Presentation of The Risk at SCLH Orchard-Creek
Dorothe Kress Presentation of Gift to Lincoln Schools

Presentation at the Woman's Club
I spoke at the Woman’s Club Lincoln, CA about my life in East Germany and received many positive responses about my presentation.

Presentation in Beautiful historic building at the Woman's Club in Lincoln California

Thank You!

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Dorothe Kress, California, United States, Author and Speaker

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