HEIGE S. BOEHM’s writing is influenced by the stories of her parents who grew up in Nazi Germany and who, at the end of the war, found themselves in East Germany. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in August, 1961, and Heige was born in West Germany in 1964. Ten years later, she and her family immigrated to Canada. Heige is a graduate of The Writers’ Studio at Simon Fraser University. She now lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Secrets in the Shadows is her first book. Visit her at www.heigeboehm.ca.