Tag: Poland

  • Spy Research

    To jump-start spy research for my next novel, tentatively titled A Door of Hope, I’m watching the AMC series, Turn – Washington’s Spies. It centers around the Revolutionary War’s Culper Spy Ring. While maintaining historical accuracy, the drama creates amazing character arcs, injects just enough fiction to keep you on the edge of your seat as …[ read more ]

  • The Lines between Past and Present Fade

      Today I read in the news that, “Several days of civil unrest have rocked Poland as hundreds of thousands of people across the country protest the government’s bid to replace Supreme Court judges and the EU threatens to intervene.” My YA historical fiction novel, Rising Hope, tells the story of six Polish teens who …[ read more ]

  • A Scout from the 1944 Rising

    This past Saturday I met Halina Butler at a Polish Festival I was invited to in Martinez, CA. At the festival I shared about my book, Rising Hope, which takes place in Warsaw, Poland during WWII. I learned that Halina was a 15-year-old Girl Guides bicycle messenger during the 1944 Rising in Warsaw, Poland when …[ read more ]