Anna’s character in my novel ‘Stolen Years’ is based on Anna Majcherczyk. The plot is based on real events as recounted to me by Anna and on my own historical research. All other characters, conversations and daily situations are fictional for the purpose of driving the plot. Anna Majcherczyk was my husband Michael’s mother. Aged … Continue reading Who was Anna Majcherczyk?
My generation of Polish children, born during or just after the war, was brought up on our parents’ stories of their dramatic wartime experiences. As I child, I was unable to comprehend exactly what those stories meant in reality. I didn’t understand the horrors they had experienced in their recent past. When I grew up, … Continue reading Why I wrote ‘Stolen Years’ and ‘The Journey’
One of the characters in both my novels ‘Stolen Years’ and ‘The Journey’ is Miro. He is a small child in the first novel and a young adult in the third volume of ‘The Journey’. Miro is based on a real person, who later became my husband – Michael Myers. In the early 1980’s we … Continue reading My husband’s 100 word story