A Guide to

WW2 Ukraine

The power of the subconscious: it wasn't until I was finished writing THE WOMAN AT THE GATES that I realized how very much my maternal grandfather's legacy had played a...
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The power of the subconscious: it wasn't until I was finished writing THE WOMAN AT THE GATES that I realized how very much my maternal grandfather's legacy had played a...
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One portrait of two women, my grandmother, and her sister, has followed me to four countries. When I sat down to write a fictional version of their true stories in...
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I grew up with a very superficial understanding of what it means to come from a family of Ukrainian war refugees. The struggles, the hardships, where we came from—that was...
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A tribute to Stepan Lucyk and Ol'ha Lucyk as well as Yurko Lucyk. My journey to discovering how I am culminated into the novel, THE WOMAN AT THE GATES.
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Easter is my favorite holiday, and with a Ukrainian Orthodox mother and a Ukrainian Catholic father, our family celebrated it twice a year, save for...
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(Part 3 of 3) Photo: Property of the author The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) In 1941–42, Bul’ba Borovets had formed a non-political unit of resistance...
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“Ukraine was, to the Germans, first and foremost a source of food; secondly, of coal, iron and other minerals; and thirdly, of slave labour.” –...
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(Part 1 of 3)Souvenirs from Kiev will be releasing on Jan 31, 2020. It is a collection of six stories by six distinct voices that provide...
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Before I started the Reschen Valley series, I was writing about Ukraine in WW2. Shortly after I completed my debut novel, I realized I still...
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