As Remembrance Day draws near and with it the first anniversary of the publication of my book Being Krystyna-A Story of Survival in WWII, I find I have been reflecting on these past twelve months and all the changes I’ve seen. One of the saddest events of the past year was the death of Krystyna...
The importance of remembering
Posted by Carol Browne on 11 Nov 2017
Celebrating Women's Stories and Strength
Posted on 7 Mar 2017
To mark this year's International Women's Day, our podcast features our very own fabulous female writers. Dilliebooks' founder Sharon McKee talks to Carol Browne, Eileen Masters and Penny Knight about the strength and resilience of women and which women they admire. Listen to the podcast below, we...
Posted by Carol Browne on 5 Mar 2017
We are deeply saddened by the news that holocaust survivor Krystyna Porsz has passed away. Carol Browne, author of Being Krystyna, pays tribute to a truly remarkable lady.
This week I had some very sad news. Krystyna Porsz, the subject of my novella Being Krystyna, died at the age of 95...
Personal Stories Are Vital Records
Posted by Carol Browne on 26 Jan 2017
*Friday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day and also sees the UK release of Denial, a film based on the true court case involving Holocaust denier David Irving. These events will focus people’s attention on what happened of course, but Dilliebooks founder Sharon McKee believes we need to...
Making Space for Writing
Posted by Carol Browne on 10 Jan 2017
Carol Browne author of Being Krystyna talks about juggling writing with work and life, and why making more space for writing is her goal for this year.
My number one writing resolution for 2017 doesn’t involve writing per se, but making space for writing.
Many authors lament the necessity...
Author's picks of 2016
Posted on 21 Dec 2016
We asked our authors which books they'd enjoyed in 2016, and what an eclectic, interesting response we had! Here are some of their top picks...
My favourite book was Wild by Cheryl Strayed - she was a free spirited gutsy girl who walked independently along America's Pacific...
Interview with a real life character
Posted by Carol Browne on 28 Nov 2016
In Being Krystyna, Agnieszka appears as the reluctant biographer of an inspirational lady who survived the Holocaust. Agnieszka is also a real person, also from Poland, and a friend of author Carol Browne. Carol interviewed Agnieszka about her experiences of not just appearing in a book but also...
Real life writing
Posted by Carol Browne on 22 Nov 2016
When I volunteered to write the life story of local woman, Krystyna Porsz, I was a very reluctant biographer. I did it because no-one else could be found to do it, so I thought, “If I don’t do it, no-one will.” It seemed far too big a responsibility to me but I told Krystyna’s son I’d give it a go....
WW2 survivor has a message for today
Posted by Sharon McKee on 10 Nov 2016
We are pleased to publish our latest ebook Being Krystyna, the memoir of a Holocaust survivor on Remembrance Day, Friday 11 November.
Krystyna Porsz was just 18 years old and living in Warsaw when Germany invaded. Born Dorca Szafir, to survive the horrendous events that followed Krystyna changed...
The write time of year?
Posted by Sharon McKee on 3 Nov 2016
With summer now a mere memory for most of us, winter can be a great time to get down to some serious writing!
A regular feature of November is National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo - and there is still time to join in. The aim is to encourage people to produce 50,000 words by the end of the...
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