Friends, I’m delighted to announce that yesterday I ordered my proof copy of the third edition of my second Holocaust memoir, Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance. I expect to have it in my hands by this weekend or shortly after. If it rises to my standards, I will approve it right away on Kindle and it will be available for purchase on Amazon within days.
Just like that.
I can’t wait.
Never Be Afraid to Write for Healing
Never Be Afraid tells the story of Bernard Mednicki, a Belgian Jew who fled to southern France with his family when the Nazis invaded in 1940. In France, he posed as a Christian and, through street smarts, found his way into the French resistance.
Bernard’s amazing story provides intrigue and love, with plenty of humor and an amazing twist at the end. Working with Bernard, I discovered, once again, the extreme power of writing to heal. Since then, I have made it my mission to help others tell their stories.
- If you love good reading, especially autobiographies, you’ll want a copy for yourself. You’ll want to give it as a gift to your loved ones, too, during this holiday season. They’ll thank you.
- If you have your own issues that you want to explore through writing, let’s talk. You can contact me at [email protected].
Join Me at JCC’s Local Authors Day
I will be speaking about Never Be Afraid and writing for healing at the Washtenaw County Jewish Community Center next month:
- Date: Sunday November 13
- Time: 11 a.m.
- Address: 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I’m honored to be speaking as part of Local Authors Day, a dynamic part of JCC’s annual book fair. If you’re in town, please join me.
My book will be available online by then—but you can support the JCC by purchasing my book from them.
I’ll see you then.
Oh, my first Holocaust book was The Last Selection: A Child’s Journey through the Holocaust, which I co-wrote with Goldie Schachter Kalib and Sylvan Kalib. It was published by University of Massachusetts Press.
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Ken Wachsberger is a book coach, editor, and the author of You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You. Ken’s other books may be found here and here. For book coaching and editing help, or to invite Ken to speak at your meeting or conference, email Ken at [email protected].