ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE BOOK – “Lightning in the Cradle – Volume I of the Prusiaskai Series
Ritva is a twelve year old girl growing up in a convent in the Latvian highlands. As an orphan, she endures the social backlash by retreating into local mythology and fantasy. As she comes of age, coming to terms with who she is and what she is, the shifting lines of World War II sweep through her home, first bringing Russian occupation and then Nazi subjugation. Amid the trauma of forced indoctrination into a Hitler Youth division, she learns the real secret of her parentage and its incestuous consequences that could send her to concentration camp.
As an ethnic Prusiaskai, the pre-Christian ethnicity of the Baltic coast from the former East Prussia to modern day Latvia, Ritva is the only characterization of this race to appear in fiction. Officially listed as extinct since WWII, the Prusiaskai are but one of the many smaller ethnicities that were exterminated in Eastern Europe, a crime we must not forget, a voice we must not lose.
This series follows the interconnecting lines of those people, most based on actual lives that have touched the author or are a part of his family tree.
May 31 2014
Publisher: World Castle Publishing. Available inKindle and Paperback format at Amazon.com