January 29th, 2014

Istanbul – Day 11 – A View from the 8th Floor

Keeping it short this time. I had my group course from 1:30 till 5:15, and private lessons from 5:30 – 7:30, and still have a ton of homework to do and words to look up …

One picture I couldn’t resist sharing … this is the view from the 8th floor of the school.


You are looking at the Bosporus, almost at sunset. Gone are the sunny days in the 50s of last week … but at least it’s stopped raining!


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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