Welcome to Inktreks
Unforgettable stories based on the heartbreaking experiences of Ukrainian families during WW2
Join poets and partisans, artists and dissidents as they navigate their way to freedom.
The World War II Series
They took her country. But they will never take her courage.
1944, Germany: Gazing through the barbed wire fence, up at the pale blue sky, Antonia dreams of her home in Ukraine: cherry orchards, golden fields, and the man she loves, whom she may never see again…
Epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War 2 historical fiction
Available as paperback, audiobook and ebook.
Not all battles are fought by soldiers.
Absolutely heartbreaking and gripping World War 2 historical fiction
“Fantastic!!! There wasn’t a moment when I wasn’t gripped!… My heart really ached… Incredibly gripping!” Goodreads Reviewer
“Wonderful intense read… So vivid you will feel you are there. I could not put this story down. I loved the book.” Goodreads Reviewer
The Reschen Valley Series
SHE WANTS HER HOME.
HE WANTS CONTROL.
THE FASCIST REGIME WANTS BOTH.
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The Historical Background Blog
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Behind the Words
My focus is on historical fiction with a special interest in how my characters develop under great duress, in conflict, and whether it’s going to be the good, the bad or the ugly that comes out of them. Writing strong women characters gives me a real kick, as does exploring cultural clashes, languages, and relationships. For a real deep look at how I approach the historical fiction genre, you will want to read this.
When I am not working on my projects, I buzz around the area as a business communications trainer, consultant, and coach. I develop educational programs, materials and corporate training games, too. I am always looking for ways to broaden my horizons and help others. I enjoy connecting with people and challenging myself and others to look from different perspectives.
When I rest on my laurels, it’s to spend quality time with my family, our friends, our dog, our cat, and our garden. To bring me back to the real world, I love cooking up a storm and sharing in the pleasures of good food and good company. That, mountain hikes, and the sea are fodder for my soul and creativity.
What are you reading? What do you think of my books? Reach out and ask me anything about my writing or my stories. I look forward to engaging with you!
Historical Fiction Author and Publisher
Questions? Want to share some thoughts?
Tips and Tricks for Hopeful Writers
I run three businesses full-time, so I am sorry, but I do not take unsolicited manuscripts and I currently do not have the capacity or time to mentor hopeful writers.
I can recommend Anne Aylor’s So You Want to Write a Novel! course, retreat, and her mentoring services. I worked under her tutelage for ten years before publishing. I can also highly recommend the Faber & Faber WIP online course, where I gained valuable craft-building skills as well as built relationships with other writers with whom I still exchange ideas and manuscripts. Writing will require an investment — financial, time, and loads of learning about what the profession requires. You don’t wake up being a prima ballerina or heart surgeon; you don’t wake up being a best-selling author either.
I also encourage you to take a look at this author’s detailed resources regarding how to get your book published.
Please note: As a rule, it is taboo in the industry to send authors unsolicited manuscripts. If you are looking to share ARCs, are looking for a review or for a blurb on your cover, please make sure your book is set to be published and relates to the genre the author writes in. I’m happy to consider assisting if I have the capacity. Thank you in advance for your professional courtesy!