Libby Fischer Hellmann's Blog

(Mostly) Unsuccessful WW2 Espionage on the Home Front

Europe, the main theater of World War Two, was thousands of miles across the Atlantic. But Nazi intelligence inserted German operatives into American cities and tried to convert German-Americans to Nazism well before the war broke out. During the war itself America saw plenty of espionage incidents and there was probably much more spy activity […]

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The Winston Churchill War Rooms

I spent a week across the pond over the holidays, and one of my must-see visits was to the Churchill War Rooms. What are they? Glad you asked. Follow me back in time to World War Two.  Britain was facing dark days, embroiled in a conflict that would kill millions of civilians and soldiers and ultimately […]

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Still Star-Struck After All These Years

This is a reprint of a blogpost originally published on The Lipstick Chronicles, which is sadly gone now. Given the day, I thought you’d appreciate it.   One of the nice things about being an author is that people don’t usually recognize you when you break out of the cage and go outside. Which means […]

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Nazis in America? Meet The German American Bund

My upcoming WW2 book, War, Spies and Bobby Sox, includes three stories about World War Two on the homefront. Obviously, Hitler’s Germany never actually invaded our shores or blitzed us as they did our UK cousins. But, in fact, Nazism was alive and well in the US during the 1930s, just as it was in […]

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World War Two: German POWs Incarcerated in the US

My latest book, War, Spies, and Bobby Sox, comes out February 28th. (but it’s on preorder now… see below) It’s a trio of stories set during World War Two. One of the stories, P.O.W., took me down a rabbit hole of fascinating research into the era and our involvement in the conflict. So of course, […]

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War, Spies and Bobby Sox by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Goodreads Giveaway Time!

Hi, everyone. Here’s something to make your New Year a bit more interesting (I hope). My new book, WAR SPIES AND BOBBY SOX will be released February 28, 2017, but you can win 1 of 3 print copies now by signing up for a copy at Goodreads! Enjoy the read, and I hope you will […]

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Part 2: #Snowaudio! (Holiday Giveaway)

            Hi again, everyone. I’m back with the second part of my holiday gift to you, and if you love to listen to audiobooks, you’re in luck! Over the next couple of weeks, I’ve joined with literally DOZENS of other authors to bring you a program called SNOWAUDIO. You can find […]

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My Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza!

Hi all. The holidays have started in earnest, and I’ve got all sorts of gifts for you this month. Btw, when I say you, I mean YOU, my reader friends. These aren’t for anyone else (unless you want to give them away)… they’re meant to tide you over when you’re shopping, cooking, partying, and generally […]

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Recount? Please?

A group of respected computer scientists have spotted a serious anomaly in voting results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvanis, and they say it warrants an audit. The story started in May, when the Democratic National Committee discovered suspicious behavior on its computer network. It called in the security firm CrowdStrike, who found two hacker groups […]

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Banish the Gloom with A Place to Call Home

Trump is busy embarrassing the country. 2016 is predicted to be the hottest year on record, bringing climate change worries to the fore. Many of us are still in mourning after the election, and practically no one around the world is sanguine about the future. Let’s face it — we’re going through a very gloomy […]

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