Anneliese Heider Tisdale

Christmas Trees Lit the Sky

Archive for the month “June, 2014”

Book reading in Hudson, Iowa

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I wanted to thank everyone involved in putting on the book reading last week at the Hudson Public Library in Hudson, Iowa. I also wanted to thank all that were in attendance. I was honored by the support and moved as more and more chairs had to be brought in.  The 7:00 PM reading went well, with a question and answer session and book signing afterwards. There was a nice reception following with refreshments interrupted only by the tornado sirens. After all it is Iowa and it is that time of year. Again, thank you for supporting my book, Christmas Trees Lit The Sky and allowing me to tell my story of growing up in Germany during World War II.


Cedar Rapids Author Helps Book Study

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Cedar Rapids Community School District

As part of their study of the book, “The Book Thief,” by Marcus Zusak, 8th grade students at Franklin Middle School met with Anneliese Heider Tisdale. The former German and French teacher once taught at Franklin. As a child during World War II she lived in Munich, Germany. In fact, she was about the same age as the main character in book the students were reading. Ms. Tisdale shared stories from her childhood, answered questions, and read excerpts from her own book about the experience, “When Christmas Trees Lit the Sky.”


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Originally from Finland, Parisienne by marriage. Happy mother of a happy daughter. I have traveled in more than sixty countries for pleasure and work. Love cooking, restaurants and food markets. Design and architecture catch my eye. This blog is about everyday life in Paris, past memories converted into travel stories and new adventures.

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