One of my writing goals is to write his story and I shouldn't have waited. I should have written it while he was alive. I will regret that forever :( He would tell us his World War II experiences and I remember them from when I was a kid. When my oldest son was about twelve, dad held him and a few of his friends spellbound as he recounted event after event. A few years ago I wanted something more permanent to record his memories so I got him a map of Europe and a notebook. He painstakingly recorded everything. I even have him on video and audio talking about things.
Dad was born in Poland in 1923, and prior to Poland's occupation by Germany he was a student, working in a shop where he was to learn business. My dad was a very intelligent man. Anyway, long story short, he was forced to fight for the German's and had to sign a paper stating he would not defect. If he did his family would be shot. I found a whole envelope of papers that I will have to get translated. I also discovered a box of photo's that are simply a treasure.
He remained in the German artillery until his gun - a Howizter drawn by six horses - was bombed. After a few days of wandering he became an American POW, then was transferred to the British where he was ultimately decommissioned after adventures through Italy. He even had audience with the Pope and received these medals. He met my mom, she was a child evacuee during the Blitz, a true English Rose if there ever was one and their life began which brought them to Canada. They were married for sixty years until my mom died in December 2012.
He was my own special hero.
My next book release coming in November 2016 is for him. I was writing this great story while he was in the hospital and my deadline was the day he died. I finished the story, my wonderful agent was a godsend during this difficult time. So when you see the book come out this November, think of my dad because Working Girl will be dedicated to him.
Working Girl, a sexy serial where a woman plans to get revenge for her father's downfall by applying for a position as an executive assistant to the elusive, elderly head of his old company thinking she will find a way to bring them down, but the job will only be hers if she performs a seven-day quest that entails meeting and receiving help from seven sexy, mysterious men.
Coming November 2016 from Headline Eternal UK
All available for preorder.