Laura Libricz was born and raised in Bethlehem PA and moved to Upstate New York when she was 22. After working a few years building Steinberger guitars, she received a scholarship to go to college. She tried to ‘do the right thing’ and study something useful, but spent all her time reading German literature.

She earned a BA in German at The College of New Paltz, NY in 1991 and moved to Germany, where she resides today. When she isn’t writing she can be found sifting through city archives, picking through castle ruins or aiding the steady flood of musical instruments into the world market.

Her first novel, The Master and the Maid, is the first book of the Heaven's Pond Trilogy. The Soldier’s Return and Ash and Rubble are the second and third books in the series.


The song BLEAK from our debut CD was inspired by the space that is so skillfully illustrated in the video of the same name. The song is a tribute to ideals that were once thriving and now stand around us, sunken in their own decay and ruin. Monuments are a great illustration of things that have gone right or have gone wrong. There’s a Germany word for a monument that warns people of bad things that have been: Mahnmal. 

Here’s the video for BLEAK and all the glory of a past era. Try to guess where this was shot: