Iny Lorentz
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Iny Lorentz

Iny Lorentz is the pen name for the husband-and-wife writing team Iny Klocke and Elmar Wohlrath, historians whose tales of medieval action, adventure, and romance reflect their academic interests and love for each other. Together, they've written more than thirty-five books, almost all of which quickly became bestsellers and which are also available as audiobooks. The five-book Marie series, perhaps their most popular, has sold more than five and a half million copies in Germany alone and has been translated into fourteen languages. The first book in the series, The Wandering Harlot, introduced the captivating and beloved character Marie, whose story has since been made into an award-winning German television movie called Die Wanderhure, starring actress Alexandra Neldel. Elmar and Iny live and write in Poing, near Munich.

Q&A with Iny Lorentz

1. What does it mean to be an author?
For us being authors means having the freedom to do what we enjoy most, but also the responsibility to write novels that both entertain and give readers food for thought.

2. How did you first get published?
In 1981, we went to the Frankfurt Book Fair with a friend to introduce ourselves to editors at publishing houses we hoped would be interested in us. We were so excited, but once we got to the fair, we lost all our courage and ended up just wandering around the fair for two entire days, not daring to approach anyone on our list. Finally our friend said he had to go home, so, filled with a sense of failure, we left the convention center. When we got outside, Iny said, "Well, we're some real heroes!" - we had come to find a publisher, but here we were, slinking away like cowards. Like a shot, Elmar turned around, ran back into the center and up to the first person at the first publisher's stand on our list. As luck would have it, that person was the science fiction editor, and he was looking for short stories. And that's how we started our careers as authors.

3. What has been your favorite moment as an author?
At the beginning we wrote separately, but both of us were first published in different science fiction anthologies. For each of us, the best moment was holding that first anthology in our hands.

4. What is your writing process like?
Wir talk a lot about each novel before beginning to write, then we research and develop an outline. At that point, Elmar writes the first draft and rewrites it once with Iny's input. Then Iny revises the story five times, incorporating Elmar's feedback in each round, until we both feel that the story is ready to be published.

5. What does it means for you to be published in English translation?
It's the crowning achievement of our writing career so far.

6. Who is your favorite author whose works are available in English?
Pearl S. Buck, James A. Michener, and J. R. R. Tolkien. These authors showed us that believable characters and an exciting, emotionally compelling plot are the most important elements of a novel.

7. What are your favorite books available in English?
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Texas and Hawaii by James A. Michener, and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. From the first three, we learned how fascinating it can be to write about the struggles of regular people, and all of these books showed us how important it is to tell a great story.

8.What is your favorite word?
The End! It means a new novel is finished.

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Best Sellers

    • The Wandering Harlot

    • The Marie Series, Book 1
    • By: Iny Lorentz, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unfairly condemned and banished from her home, Marie is forced to become a wandering prostitute to survive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical fiction!!

    • By Robin Rains on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Die Wanderhure

    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Neldel, Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Konstanz, 1414: Die schöne Marie Schärer lebt ein sorgenfreies und behütetes Leben - bis ihr Vater sie gegen ihren Willen mit dem unehelichen Sohn...

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Die Tatarin

    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Sandra Maria Schöner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Russland 1707: Das Leben der jungen Tatarin Schirin ändert sich jäh, als ihr Vater nach eine missglückten Aufstand von den Russen gefangen genommen wird.

    Regular price: $7.85

    • Die Fürstin

    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Dana Geissler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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    Deutschland im Jahre 1722: Charlotte stammt aus einem verarmten Adelshaus und muss sich als eine von acht Töchtern glücklich schätzen...

    Regular price: $7.85

    • Die Liebe der Wanderapothekerin

    • Die Wanderapothekerin 2
    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Anne Moll
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Die schwangere Klara führt mit ihrem Mann Tobias und dem gemeinsamen Sohn mittlerweile ein beschauliches Leben in Königsee...

    Regular price: $18.45

    • Die Wanderapothekerin

    • Die Wanderapothekerin 1
    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Anne Moll
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Süddeutschland, 18. Jahrhundert: Wanderapotheker ziehen aus Thüringen mit ihren Heilmitteln durch halb Europa. Zwei von ihnen haben...

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Die steinerne Schlange

    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Nicole Engeln
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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    Deutschland, 213 n. Chr.: Quintus Severus Silvanus kommt zu den Sueben, um den Stammesfürsten zur Heerfolge für einen von Kaiser Caracalla geplanten Feldzug aufzufordern...

    Regular price: $7.85

    • Die List der Wanderhure

    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Anne Moll
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die Äbtissin Isabelle de Melancourt hütet in ihrem Waldkloster ein Geheimnis. Leopold von Gordean und seine Ordensritter sind überzeugt, dass...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By JUDITH NELSON on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Flammen des Himmels

    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Anne Moll
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Münster im 16. Jahrhundert: Schon dreimal musste die Familie der jungen Frauke Hinrichs fliehen, um nicht als Wiedertäufer entlarvt und umgebracht...

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    • Töchter der Sünde

    • Die Wanderhure 5
    • By: Iny Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Anne Moll
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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    Auf Kibitzstein hat Marie Adler sich mit dem Würzburger Fürstbischof Gottfried Schenk zu Limburg arrangiert. Ihre Kinder sind mittlerweile...

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