Holly-Jane Rahlens, a born New Yorker, moved to Berlin as a young woman, where she has flourished in the German media world, working in radio, television, and film, and creating a series of highly praised one-woman shows. In 2003 her novel Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me earned the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as the best young adult novel published in Germany. It was adapted into the major motion picture Max Minsky and Me, which has since earned prizes around the world.
THE MYSTERY OF AINSLEY CASTLE
Lizzy and her father have just moved far north to her future stepmother’s hotel. It's on a rainy and secluded island with little to recommend except a sleepy, quaint town and the ruins of an ancient castle. One day, mysterious emails land in Lizzy’s account. Someone knows exactly who she is, what she’s doing – and even what she’s thinking! Then a young girl called Betty – her exact double! – appears on the scene. There’s no doubt in Lizzy’s mind that something really weird is going on. Lizzy, Betty, and their friend Mack go on a journey to unravel the mystery of Ainsley Castle, only to discover that they are characters in a soon-to-be completed book. Even worse: the author intends to delete Lizzy’s character and replace her with Betty! Can Lizzy and her world be saved?