As I’m sending out queries for my first WW2 novel, it occurs to me how much I love that era. There are so many stories left untold. The years our country spent involved in defending our nation and other nations is rich with drama, pain, enlightenment and horror. The mixture of emotions that happen when I think of all the lives touched by this drawn out conflict ranges from disbelief to outrage to compassion.
As I talk about my stories to people of all ages I’m amazed at their lack of knowledge on the topic. Sometimes I get a blank stare and sometimes I see a spark of interest. To me, it’s one of the most fascinating times in our history. I love igniting that spark.
When I rummage through my mother’s pictures of that time, I see in the faces and scenes a brand. A brand of determination, courage and fortitude. These people set the bar high for the generation to follow and I wish the youth of today knew more about what happened and how it effected so many people.
When my book is published I hope it helps a new generation to understand the dynamics of individuals trying to live through a world in turmoil.
In the meantime, I highly recommend the novel “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, Sarah Sundin’s WW2 series, and any nonfiction books on the era.
There are so many stories yet to be told -I plan to tell some of them.
What are your impressions about WW2 stories?