As a new century begins, Baron Friedrich von Burlau believes himself to be prepared for the future. His estate is secure, his children are healthy, and his eldest son, Peter, is soon to be married. How could he-or any of his contemporaries-have anticipated the apocalpyse to come?

My new series, Born von Burlau, will follow the family through war, famine, pestilence and more death than even their worst nightmares could have foretold. Through it all, the family perseveres, expands, and struggles to survive.