Savannah Sturm (now known by her pen name, Savannah Page) used her study abroad experience to launch her career as a novelist. While studying English Literature and German, she spent a semester in Siegen, Germany through TU’s exchange program with the local university. It was the first time in her life she had the opportunity to really travel, and Savannah couldn’t stay in one place. Nearly every weekend she was off to a different European city.
It was during one such trip that Savannah found the inspiration for her first novel, Bumped to Berlin. While wondering through the city, she found herself hopelessly lost. As she searched for a familiar street or sign, she stumbled across a brightly colored apartment complex. She was taken aback by the beauty and vibrancy of the place. Savannah was falling in love with Berlin. That day she promised herself that she would make it her home. Four years later, she made good on that promise. She and her husband (a former German exchange student at TU) have been living in Berlin since 2009. When they moved, Savannah didn’t even realize that her new apartment was just a “hop, skip and a jump” away from the bright complex that made her fall in love with Berlin in the first place.
In May of 2012, Savannah released her second novel, When Girlfriends Break Hearts, and is currently working on a sequel. More information about Savannah and her writing can be found on her website: http://www.savannahpage.com/.