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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.

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Midwest Book Review Calls Henry a “Top Must-Have” and more news

Midwest Book Review calls Henry a “Top Must-Have” acquisition for any collection strong in Holocaust survival accounts. D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer for Midwest Book Review also stated “the treasure trove of documents and images, from vintage photos from the Buchenwald Memorial to Henry’s letters (some 70 original photos and rare German documents) is just one more thing that sets Henry apart from any other survivor’s story.”  And “an unusual perspective unequalled in Holocaust survival chronicles.” Keep reading for more exciting developments.   Continue reading

5 historical lessons for Today – Hate Must Not Replace Us

Hate must not replace us. In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, written in 1986, she included what I call both a historical and prophetic line: “. . . you have to create an it, where none was before. You do that first, in your head, and then you make it real.” If you want to see an extreme and real example with historical forebodings for today, study Germany and Europe in the 1930s as I have. Like it or not, the lessons are black and white. Consider this post an editorial observation and a historical comparison that most certainly shows precedent.

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Vote for Your Favorite Book Cover!

ANNOUNCEMENT:  I am so excited to announce two possible book covers for my forthcoming book. Please join the fun and vote for your favorite. You must click on the link to get the description of the book and to vote. Please feel free to share and forward to friends. Any comments or feedback you have are welcomed. You can comment on this post, or email me separately, katrina (at) katrinashawver.com. Vote away! http://www.koehlerbooks.com/cover-polls/