A Writer’s Life, with Heige Boehm the author of 'Secrets in the Shadows' offers conversations with Canadian writers discussing their life beyond the pen, readings from latest works. Short Story Saturday on A Writer's Life is where authors from around the world read their written works.
Heige'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 1961, and Heige was born in Euskirchen West Germany on November 11, 1964. Ten years later the family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where they lived at the Sylvia Hotel for the first few months. In 1983 her father was murdered in Texas. It was her desire to know his stories, and to understand him, that inspired the novel. Heige spent 10 years researching and writing Secrets in the Shadows. She holds a creative writing certificate from The Writers’ Studio of Simon Fraser University. She lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.