Author Archives: Gigi Sedlmayer

About Gigi Sedlmayer

Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany. Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich. Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books. In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years. In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992. Two years later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, 'Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life'. She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing. Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life. She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines. She also loves travelling, 4x4 touring, swimming, gardening, handcrafting, reading, fossicking and enjoys good adventure DVD's or going to the movies.

MY LAST POST HERE

This is my last post here at my old website. Please go over to the new one and leave your email there, and follow me, so you get all the posts I am putting there. Thank you. Please do it. … Continue reading

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Review by Jeyran

Come fly with me is a story written about a girl named Matica. She suffers from an illness that prevents her from growing. Her physical form is about the size of a two-year-old but mentally she is 9. Her parents … Continue reading

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TALON, ON THE WING new 5* review

A remarkable Tail of one Girls adventure. A review by Toma for book 2:   This exciting tale is the second part of a series of books about a ten-year-old sandy-blonde girl by the name of Matica who has a … Continue reading

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WON bronze for ‘First line contest’ with Authorsdb

‘No, no, no!’ Matica screamed out from the time they had seen it. She had hoped not to see it so early, especially while laying on Talon and trying to fly home. ‘It can’t be. Not so early. Not now.’ … Continue reading

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5* Review for TALON, ENCOUNTER, by Aisha Hashmi

5* review for TALON, ENCOUNTER by Aisha Hashmi Book 5 of my weekend, I have read books 1 through 5 in this series. Little Matica and her condor are once again in danger from poachers, and this book once again … Continue reading

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REVIEW for TALON, COME FLY WITH ME

A Story with a Lesson about Purpose By Toma on June 18, 2017 This inspirational story is the part one of a series of books about a family of condors taken care by a disabled girl named Matica and her Australian … Continue reading

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5* REVIEW for book 4 by Aisha Hashmi

5* review for book 4 TALON, CONNECTED by Aisha Hashmi Book 4, and I am on a roll. I have read books 1 through 5 in the last 2 days, back to back. This series will take a young girl, … Continue reading

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5* REVIEW FOR BOOK 3

5* review by Aisha Hashmi for book 3 Book 3, and again it brings home that no matter what cards you are given in life, you can always overcome if you persevere. The rain forest is brought to life, the … Continue reading

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5* Review by Aisha Hashmi

Book 1 in this fabulous new series. Touching, heartwarming and above all, a wonderful guidebook of sorts to have children read. A love of nature gives a girl the ability to overcome all odds of her own disabilities and the … Continue reading

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5* Review by Aisha Hashmi

Review by Aisha Hashmi   Book two in the Talon series and what a series!!! I am in love with Matica, Talon and crew. The way difficult situations are dealt with are inspiring and unique, just a well written story. … Continue reading

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