Former matchmaker par excellence - or Dating Guru as the Irish media called me- I was born in Germany. Having achieved a Masters Degree in English, I got married, had two children and then emigrated to Ireland with my family for the GOOD LIFE. Involuntary life on an organic Irish farm produced a crop of misgivings and the break-up of our marriage. Single again, I launched a dating service in Dublin which eventually planted the seeds for my novel: Next Time lucky: How to Find Your Mr. Right. I'm the author of Intrepid Home Swappers I and II and my book "I once had a Farm in Ireland" will be released soon. I'm now happily married in the USA.