Welcome to my userpage on Wikipedia - NordhornerII
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I was born in Nordhorn. Unfortunately I had to leave my hometown already when I was a little boy.
My original profile as "Nordhorner" worked only for the German Wikipedia and therefore I created a second profile: "Nordhorner II".
I had started writing Wiki articles in German because, quite frankly, as a beginner I felt more comfortable writing for a smaller readership.
When I began posting English articles I used to create a German version as a by-product because it seemed natural to me. Somehow I felt obliged to do something for those country fellowmen of mine who are not as familiar with English as I am. Well, the English version usually had ten times more readers. But the feedback was altogether different, not only in regards to quantity. To cut a long story short, I complied when I was explained that I would do the most for the German Wikipedia if I stopped contributing in any way. By the way, at the same time I was invited to join a project in the English Wikipedia.
May that be as it is, I joined the Wikipedia anyway to use my English and to build up enough confidence to finally write a whole novel in English.
My pen name is Joachim Banneke. I published two novels as e-books: "Father's Lies" and "German Apprentice". They are both dedicated to my mother's father Gerhard Banneke.