Meeting Aimee Friedman!

After more than a year of emails and phone calls, I finally met my American editor for Making Bombs for Hitler and The War Below in person! So excited!

I’m holding NYT bestselling novel Refugee by Alan Gratz and edited by Aimee. She is holding one of her own novels, Sea Change, which was just made into a TV movie! (Guess what’s on my reading list!?)

 

Adrift at Sea included in exhibit for Pope Francis

AdriftAtSea_websiteIt is such an honour to have my picture book, Adrift at Sea included in an exhibition in Bologna, Italy on the occasion of Pope Francis’ planned visit to the city. The themes of the 200 chosen books include Peace, Work, School, and Migrants.

The exhibit catalogue can be downloaded here.

The books have been arranged on tree-like structures. Adrift at Sea has been included on the tree about Migrants. Here are photos of the exhibit:

A woman looking at Adrift at Sea

The War Below

The Nazis took Luka from his home in Ukraine and forced him into a labor camp. Now, Luka has smuggled himself out — even though he left behind his dearest friend, Lida. Someday, he vows, he’ll find her again.

But first, he must survive.

Racing through the mountains, Luka evades capture by both Nazis and Soviet agents. When he meets the underground Ukrainian Insurgent Army, he knows that is where he belongs: fighting Nazis and Soviets alike. But the desperate rescues and guerilla raids put Luka back in the line of fire. Can he persevere long enough to find Lida again or make it back home where his father must be waiting for him?

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, author of Making Bombs for Hitler, delivers another action-packed story of daring quests and fights for survival. Inspired by true stories, this novel is a testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of war.