Welcome

Hi! We are Derek and Sarah Niemann.

Sarah and Derek Niemann

Here’s a bit about us (although you can read more on the tabs above).

Derek does words. He’s a writer and a teacher of creative writing, as well as a public speaker. Sarah does some writing and editing, but she’s more into pictures ­– she takes photos and she restores some too. Most of the pictures on this website are Sarah’s.

You could say we tell stories about heritage. We love sharing it, especially when people’s jaws drop, their eyes pop wide, they start to laugh, or their faces are filled with startled amazement – even delight, if we’re really lucky. What is heritage? We’re thinking about wildlife, the countryside, and all the wonderful history that goes with it.

But there’s something else. When Derek discovered that the German grandfather who died before he was born had been a Holocaust perpetrator it changed our lives in some unexpected and profound ways. You can find out more on the ‘Holocaust‘ tab above.

Sarah is a Licentiate Member of the Royal Photographic Society.

SOA_Member_rgbDerek is a member of the Society of Authors.