MEDIA & PRESS
»Barbara Ellermeier is nothing less than a research genius.
She found everything for me — even the number of cows that my protagonist Wilson Bentley kept in his cowshed.«
— Titus Müller, author of 14 books, including the biographical novel »The Snowflake Man«
Random House Germany
IF YOU’RE A JOURNALIST, EDITOR OR BLOGGER, this page is for you.
You’ll find possible topics for our interview here, some headshots and my bio.
I work as a historical advisor for authors and publishers.
Behind the scenes, I have contributed to over 75 novels. I team up with authors to provide material for their novels from all kinds of genres. I’ve also provided research for bestselling novels, where authors have chosen to remain anonymous.
Among them are novels published with Hachette Australia, Pan MacMillan, Picador, Random House Australia, Amazon Crossing, Blanvalet and Random House Germany.
Located in Germany, Europe, I work in a 450-year-old medieval, half-timbered house.
But I collaborate with authors from Australia, Europe and the USA.
I CAN SHARE INSIGHTS ON:
* Behind-the-scenes looks on aspects of writing novels and publishing.
* Trends in publishing.
* Researching for historical novels.
* Writing about past times.
* Planning your research trip (without breaking the bank).
… and many other topics. If it’s related to writing, publishing or history, I’ve got probably something to share.
PAST PROJECTS & MEDIA APPEARANCES
I have been interviewed, spotlighted or profiled on the radio, including BR, WDR, HR, SWR and ARD broadcasts. Also, I have written articles for history & archaeology magazines, such as “Archäologie in Deutschland”.
In 2012, I was shortlisted for OPUS PRIMUM, awarded for German researchers by the Volkswagen-Stiftung, honouring scientific accurancy balanced with language that’s easy to understand.
The leading German magazine of the publishing industry, BUCHMARKT, called me “the research expert.”
YOU CAN BOOK ME FOR …
* Special statements or behind-the-scenes features, especially before or during the Book Fairs in Frankfurt, London, Book Expo Australia or during the important Writers Festivals.
* If you need a short, concise statement for your article, blog post or book, I’m happy to help out with that too.
Again, you can contact me here:
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BIO — short, medium, long
The short one — 40 words
Dr. Barbara works with authors who need more historical background material and information for their novels. She collaborates with them to save a lot of time and energy, by finding just the right details that make each novel special.
Peruse Barbara’s hand-selected resources for authors at researchforyournovel.com
Medium — 80 words
Dr. Barbara Ellermeier is a historical advisor for authors and publishers.
Combining an author’s perspective with her research expertise and her network of history experts, she is able to provide hand-picked, historical material that makes your novel special – so that you can concentrate on writing.
When she’s not researching, you can find her exploring medieval villages, rummaging in bookshops or renovating her 450-year-old, half-timbered house.
Read her behind-the-scenes interviews, and peruse Barbara’s hand-selected resources for authors at researchforyournovel.com
Long bio — 170 words
Dr. Barbara Ellermeier is a researcher and historical advisor for authors.
Using her research expertise and network of experts, she is able to provide hand-picked, historical material that makes a novel special – so that authors can concentrate on their writing.
Through her unique packages of factual and inspirational materials – created specifically for each client – she helps authors save time and energy. Authors can be confident that all of the historical facts are correct and that they have enough material to choose from, while writing about a long-lost era.
Barbara’s work has been featured in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Tagesspiegel and FOCUS. The leading German magazine of the publishing industry, BUCHMARKT, called her »the research expert«, while her author clients refer to Barbara as their »treasure finder«, »secret weapon« and occasionally even »my truffle hog«.
A few of Barbara’s favourite research topics? The 1920s, her next destination for a trip and browsing old German cookbooks for the best hearty recipes.
Peruse Barbara’s hand-selected resources for authors and behind-the-scenes interview at researchforyournovel.com.