Meet James Conroyd Martin, author of The Boy Who Wanted Wings, and the Poland Trilogy: Push Not the River, Against a Crimson Sky, and Warsaw Conspiracy. Martin’s books are considered historical fiction but mirror true events. Each one takes place at the time of a significant event or era in Polish history. They make for an entertaining read whether you are familiar with Polish history or not. Martin is of Irish and Norwegian descent, but after a friend shared the diary of a Polish countess from the late eightenth century, he thoroughly believed the story should be turned into a book. He has been studying Polish history ever since.
Readers and reviewers alike are praising HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. Not only is Henry’s amazing story out in the world locally and nationally, people are getting the word about how many Poles suffered during WWII as well. As I’ve said in the epigraph to the book: “The past actually happened, but history is only what someone wrote down” by A. Whitney Brown.
Here is some of the latest news – all of it great!
After 15 years, HENRY is Launched into the world!
Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America is now for sale and shipping worldwide! To celebrate, I’m releasing a new book trailer today: Meet Author Katrina Shawver. Get to know me, and learn some behind-the-scenes insights. Enter a contest for free books! And, help me win a writing contest! For more news, keep reading. Please share with everyone you know.
October is Polish Heritage Month, which is a perfect time to introduce a new monthly blog feature: Author Profiles. Meet Greg Archer, author of Grace Revealed, a Memoir
Greg Archer grew up Polish in Chicago. His book, Grace Revealed, a Memoir, explores his Polish family’s history as victims of Jozef Stalin’s mass deportation of more than one million Polish citizens to the frozen Siberian Gulags in early 1940. Most people know that Hitler launched an invasion against Poland on September 1, 1939, leading to a declaration of war two days later. I submit that far fewer people, especially outside of the Polish community, are fully aware of the true scope of horrendous crimes Stalin waged against Poland.