The Saddest Ship

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve been busy writing my new book, The Saddest Ship. Historical fiction is new for me as a writer, but I’ve always loved to read it, and research is one of my favorite parts of writing, for all of my books.

The MS St. Louis left Hamburg in May 1939 with over 900 Jewish refugees on board, headed to Cuba. The passengers were not allowed to land when they arrived and, in spite of pleas to influential people, including President Roosevelt, were turned away from the U.S. and Canada also. The situation at that time is reminiscent of the current international refugee crisis.

The Saddest Ship is narrated by a thirteen-year-olds Hannah and David, who meet on the ship, become fast friends, and discover a Nazi spy operation they plan to stop.

I’ve written, reviewed with my critique groups and a German speaking friend, revised and revised. I’m ready to send queries to agents. Wish me luck.

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