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Guest post from Terri Wangard
Seven years have passed since I began writing what would become Friends and Enemies. In between the fall 2008 and 2016, I completely rewrote F&E, wrote its two sequels (No Neutral Ground, releasing in May, and Soar Like Eagles, releasing in September.) That seems like a long time with no guaranty I would succeed.
I first wrote a contemporary novel in the early 2000s. A publisher had the manuscript for a year before saying, “No thanks.” In the meantime, I had started another story, but life was busy and I let writing slid.
In 2008, I read Debbie Macomber’s Twenty Wishes, about a group of ladies who decided they would fulfill secret wishes, like buying a red convertible or learning to belly dance. That book prompted me to buy a laptop and start writing again.
But what to write? Not contemporary this time. I have a batch of letters written in the late 1940s by distant cousins in wartorn Germany to whom my grandparents sent care packages. I got a brief glimpse of what their lives were like after the war, but what about during the war or even before? Did they support Hitler? How did they feel about Jews? Did they have problems with the Gestapo? The letters don’t say.
The proverbial light bulb blinked on. I would write their story. They would be a family I could be proud of. Friends and Enemies is the result. I wish I knew how close I came to the truth.
Best wishes in the New Year!
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