Doris Dumrauf is the author of three books: Oktober Heat (English and German) and Create Your Own Backyard Wildlife Habitat. She grew up in West Germany’s Rheinland-Pfalz, a region with a huge concentration of U.S. military bases. Doris moved to the United States in 1995 and works as a writer, nature photographer, and public speaker. Her debut novel Oktober Heat blends fact and fiction of 1950s Germany. Oktober Heat is available at Amazon and as an eBook at all major platforms.

Doris has a long resume of speaking engagements at libraries, retirement communities, schools, civic and social groups. Her current topics are:

Life in Cold War Germany

Writing and self-publishing a book

Public speaking

Attracting pollinators to your yard

Create your own backyard wildlife habitat

Common birds of western Pennsylvania

Nature photography

Pennsylvania wildlife


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