Tales from the Fountain Pen
Maggie was ready to embrace life and enjoy attending vocational college when the war came to her village in the Netherlands and changed everything. In a series of interconnected stories Maggie struggles with fear, shortages, the resistance, the dangers of falling in love and who to trust. Nothing is as it had been and, as the holder of the fountain pen learns from her comfortable office in the present day, fear and uncertainty are ever-present companions.
As the narrator fills and refills the inherited fountain pen from the 1940s, the pen takes on a life of its own as it relates the details of the events that shaped Maggie’s life.
About Lynn Hooghiemstra (Boulder, Colorado Author)
Intensely curious to learn about other times, places or even imagined places, I am always exploring what motivates my characters to do what they do, what spurs their actions, whether it is in a time of war, peace, or difficult family situations.
I've lived an almost equal amount of time in Europe and the US. I have a love of travel, history and stories. Everywhere I go people offer me their stories which are unique and yet universal. As a collector of stories, I let these inform my characters.
When I'm not writing I am working on freelance translation work, mentoring at a local high school, or catching up on my reading.