Happy New Year! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

Happy New Year 2018! Symbolically, a new year is a new beginning, 365 days to seize a new opportunity to learn, to grow, to experience, to laugh, to apologize, to look forward, and to leave regret behind. I’m reminded of a sign my niece gave me several years ago: “If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” For most of us, that is far easier said than done. 2017 is the closest I’ve come so far. Continue reading

A Successful Book Launch and Presentation for HENRY

Katrina spekas to the crowd at the book launch of HENRY: A Polish Swimer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America

Last week I held a successful Book Launch and Presentation of HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America for a standing room only crowd of 85 people. Fifteen years in the making, I can finally say that while I outlived Henry Zguda, with the publication of this book, now his story will outlive me. It’s more important than ever to keep teaching against the lessons of hate and prejudice by remembering and honoring the very real victims and survivors.

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Readers and Reviewers Alike are Praising HENRY

Katrina Shawver and Henry Zguda in 2003Readers 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!

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HENRY is Launched! View the new Book Trailer

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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