I recently finished writing Hunger Winter: a World War II Novel of the Netherlands Darkest Days. The setting is 1944 in the Netherlands. Dirk's father left to fight the Nazis. Then Dirk's mother passed away. When the Gestapo snatched his older sister, thirteen-year-old Dirk had to flee his home in the middle of the night. His challenge was to stay one step ahead of the Nazis, lead his little sister to safety, and find their father.
"I could not put this down. From the first words I felt as if I were gripped by the same fear as Dirk and Anna. Each chapter built a crescendo of anticipation in hopes of finding their sister and father. This is an excellent work in the historical fiction genre."
Kathy Parker, Library Director: Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District
"The novel connects the reader to the emotional journey of Dirk, an adolescent struggling with challenge after challenge in Nazi German occupied Europe. The reader is gripped with anticipation as Dirk overcomes one obstacle only to find himself facing an even more daunting situation. Dirk's struggles are realistic and keep the reader from putting the book down.”
Sixth Grade English and Language Arts Teacher
Hampshire Middle School