Loose Change: Writers’ Biographies

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Current Members

Bonnie Barski grew up in Minnesota and earned a Masters in literature from Middlebury University. She worked in advertising in Frankfurt, where her special fields were translating and writing texts. Her husband is the novelist Klaus Barski (Verlagskaree Award, 2008) whose books include “Exile Ibiza” and “Life Sentence on the Cote d’Azur”. Bonnie writes short stories and is currently working on a novel.

Dr Patricia Benstein has spent most of her life in Australia. She obtained a BA Honours and a Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD from the University of Sydney. She has always been involved in spiritual work. In 2008, Patricia moved to Frankfurt, where she lectures in English at the Goethe University. In her spare time you will find her either writing stories or walking her dog.

Trisha FitzGerald was born and grew up in Ireland where she studied Graphic Design and Communications at the NCAD. Later she moved to Germany where her interest in creative writing grew. In 2003 her first published novel Making Tracks was EPPIE finalist for Best Single Title/Mainstream Novel. Over The Wall was a Golden Wings Award winner and EPPIE finalist 2009 (Best Single Title/Mainstream novel). Further novels are Casting Off, There and Back and The Cutting Line. Several of her short stories are included in A Place Between Worlds and Loose Change, both published anthologies by The Frankfurt Writers’ Group.

Here are some links where you can learn more about Trisha


Anthony Marais was born in Hollywood, California in 1966. In the 1980s he co-founded the Los Angeles pop group The Squids before moving to Paris, France to study language and art history. He studied anthropology at UC Berkeley and archaeology at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Since 1995, he has been living in Germany where he teaches writing and is an active part of cinema and literary communities.


link to Anthony’s profile on Amazon.

Isabelle de Pommereau is a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. She started her reporting career in 1989 after graduating from Columbia University’s School of Journalism as a Fulbright scholar from Paris. She lives in Frankfurt with her husband and their three children.

Elizabeth Press was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, Connecticut. After getting her B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University in Boston, she worked in Strasbourg, France and Berlin, Germany as a journalist specialized in European politics. Elizabeth got her MSc in International Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. Currently she works in the IT industry and is a prominent blogger focused on technology, management and social media.

Kay Song was born in Jonju, South Korea in 1968, raised and educated in the U.S. and has been living in Germany since 2005. She has a B.A. in Studio Art from University of Dallas and is currently completing her course of studies for the UCLA Writer’s Program. She writes creative non-fiction and is currently writing a novel called ”Hot Water, No Ice.”

Don Taylor is a respected art director, an obscure novelist and a fearless stay-at-home dad.  He believes accolades and awards are great (he has a box-full gathering dust), but should not overshadow what we do today to improve tomorrow.  More of his fortune cookie philosophies can be found on Twitter @dontaylor26.


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