I love writing WW2 fiction. I admire the people who lived through those years and wish there were more stories being told about the bravery, stamina and fortitude displayed by those on the front and at home.
As I research for my next book, I find myself experiencing emotions that I know are pea-sized in comparison to the feelings of those who can remember the war first hand. I am sometimes shocked and angry at how the events of certain atrocities came to be. There’s a subtle mindset that creeps into our society slowly and maliciously. It destroys lives, cities, countries.
Even here on our own soil, terrible mistakes were made that were a product of wartime fears and prejudices. I hope I can weave those stories in a novel of fact, fiction and feeling.
My hope is that the next generation will hear about the dangers of such a mindset and see to it that they guard against it.
Do you feel you know much about the war?