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Happy New Year, friends! As you may have noticed from my sporadic blogging, writing fell by the wayside in 2017. As the year filled up with other commitments and I didn't have time to write, I began to really miss the adventure that comes with researching and writing a novel. One of my goals for 2018 is to write the book I've been thinking about for two years—my Warsaw Ghetto Uprising novel! 2018 isn't shaping into a less busy year by any means, but I'm determined to carve out the time necessary to reach my goal and learn to be ok with writing a book at a slower pace. There's going to be lots of research and adventures involved which I'm excited to share with you!

2018 is a really special year to write my novel because this April marks the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. When the Nazis began deporting Jews from the ghetto to Treblinka, the Jews made the choice to fight back. They smuggled in weapons and fought the Nazis for 28 days. In addition to armed resistance, they also wrote journals, letters, poems, drew pictures, and collected stories which they buried on the eve of the Uprising. They were determined that even after their deaths, their voices would not be silenced and the world would know what had happened. 

I have the incredible opportunity to do on-site research for my book this July. I will be traveling to Poland and Germany with the National WWII Museum to study the Holocaust and 20th century Poland under world-renowned historian Alexandra Richie, DPhil at a private university in Warsaw. I will also be able to visit various historical sites in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, and GdaƄsk, intern at museums, and much more!


As you can imagine, this trip will be very expensive and the final payment is due April 2nd. While I'm working hard to pay for the bulk of my trip, I would be so grateful if you would consider helping me raise money for my airfare to Warsaw, Poland. 

If you donate $25 or more and live in the United States, I would be happy to send you an autographed copy of my WWII novel, Resist. I also have limited autographed copies of my novellas, It Took a War and Ain't We Got Fun available.

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Regardless of whether you can donate or not, I hope you'll stick around as I begin this adventure! 

-Emily

8 comments

  1. Wow! So excited that you're working on another novel!! I can't wait to hear all about your research and watch the book come to life. It sounds like it's gonna be amazing!

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  2. Amazing! Actual on-site research!! (Not only will you get to learn incredible history facts....you'll get to see new places too!)

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  3. Wow! I'd love to be able to do on-site research for the novel I'm starting to write this year! You're so blessed to be able to go. The book sounds very interesting, and I'm surprised I haven't heard more about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Can't wait to watch it come to life!

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  4. WOWOWOWOW EMILY. I am so happy for you. Girl, I want to read this book already. Ah, this experience will be so cool for you - so happy for you!

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