Gigi Sedlmayer

Gigi Sedlmayer

Talon

Author in Brisbane, Australia

About Gigi

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.


Name: Gigi Sedlmayer

Lives in: Brisbane, Australia

Company: Talon

Occupation: Author

Unique traits: “Love and acceptance for each other, without boundaries.” “Self-pity is a useless emotion.” “Self-pity can ruin one’s life.” “Be you, yourself, be happy. Don’t let life pass by you. Don’t look back, look into the bright future. The future is as bright as the promise of God.” “Smile – it’s the most beautiful attire.” “I can do it.” These four words are the most power-filled words.” “Teaching Children Self-Confidence through Service to Others.” Children today face immense pressure to fit in with their peers. This pressure is leading to record rates of depression among preteens and teenagers and this to suicide. Parents look for ways to build their children’s self-esteem; however, teens look to their peers and popular culture for acceptance rather than their parents. This puts parents in a challenging situation. Most children of this age group have issues with acceptance and this is explored and resolved in a positive manner within the story line of the Talon series, Matica shows children and teens that they can overcome great obstacles with love, patience and a selfless attitude toward helping others and experience exciting adventure on the way.

Credits

  • Talon

    Talon (2017)
    by TALON writer

  • Talon, come fly with me

    Talon, come fly with me (2017)
    by TALON writer '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.' https://gigisedlmayer.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/won-bronze-for-first-line-contest-with-authorsdb/

  • Talon, come fly with me/Talon, on the wing

    Talon, come fly with me/Talon, on the wing (2017)
    by TALON writer Review for each book became 5 star with Readers Favorite

  • Talon, Encounter

    Talon, Encounter (0000 - 2017)
    by Gigi Sedlmyer The poachers are back – and they are looking for Talon! They are doing everything in their power to capture him, and if they can’t get him alive, will kill him. Determined to get him at all costs the poachers run up against the might and will of Tamo, Tima and Talon. It is war. The poachers against the condors, Matica and the Indians – with the poachers even taking hostages to win the war. With the help of Tamo and Tima, Talon and Matica do the impossible knowing they have to capture and stop the poachers or they will be back. Between the poachers shooting at the condors, the crows playing their part, and Tamo being shot and injured, Matica goes above and beyond to help her beloved condors. Action-packed from beginning to end, Talon Encounter will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Talon, Encounter

    Talon, Encounter (0000 - 2017)
    by Gigi Sedlmyer The poachers are back – and they are looking for Talon! They are doing everything in their power to capture him, and if they can’t get him alive, will kill him. Determined to get him at all costs the poachers run up against the might and will of Tamo, Tima and Talon. It is war. The poachers against the condors, Matica and the Indians – with the poachers even taking hostages to win the war. With the help of Tamo and Tima, Talon and Matica do the impossible knowing they have to capture and stop the poachers or they will be back. Between the poachers shooting at the condors, the crows playing their part, and Tamo being shot and injured, Matica goes above and beyond to help her beloved condors. Action-packed from beginning to end, Talon Encounter will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Talon, come fly with me

    Talon, come fly with me (0000 - 2017)
    by Gigi Sedlmyer An inspirational, highly emotional and entertaining read for all ages This book is a lovely adventure with an amazing heroine. Matica is a strong, brave girl, who battles with her handicap and how others view her. But this isn't a story only about her gaining acceptance or over coming her challenges. Rather, it's a tale packed full of exciting moments and tons of emotions. Matica comes across naturally as does the village and world around her. It's beautifully set and an easy landscape to dive into. The way the author revealed each situation is fun to read and it made one anxious to see what's next. Acceptance was eloquently woven into the story without being blatant. And the other thing I learned was that when certain things happen, you don't always know why and just maybe something goodwill come of it.

Awards

  • Book 5 - Bronze for "First line competition' with Authorthsdb"
    (2017)

  • Book 1, 2, 3, 4, -5 star reviews with Reader's Favorite
    (2017)

  • Book 1 - Finalist with "Book Excellence Award"
    (2017)

  • Book 1, Finalist with "IAN - The Independent Author Network-Book of the year award"
    (2017)

  • Book 5 - "NOMINEE for Global Ebook Award"
    (2017)

  • Book 5 - Sole winner with "New Apple 2017 Award for Excellence with book 5
    (2017)

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