June 9, 2023

Creating a novel - a step into Warsaw's past

Exploring my journey towards writing a novel set in WWII Warsaw. How my deep connection to the city’s past breathed into me a desire of bringing to light its lesser-known young heroes, Polish Scouts. Timeless tales that remain inspiring and moving despite the years gone by…

June 30, 2023

Lyrical Croatian Adventures

Impressions from a June trip to Croatia. Between poetic sceneries, the quiet humming of wind and waves, and streets overfilled with tourists.

June 23, 2023

Attachment and Loss in Wartime

Delving into how psychological attachment theory shapes character development in my writing. This article explores the profound influence of wartime loss and grief, shedding light on the enduring consequences for close relationships. Amidst the turmoil of loss, there lies an opportunity for healing—a chance that demands resilience from those thrust into adverse environments...

June 16, 2023

A Scouts' Resistance - Szare Szeregi

A brief introduction to the Polish Scouting movement during the Second World War. How does its story tie into the wider Resistance narrative? Meet the young people involved in Szare Szeregi, close friends of the characters in my novel. Their lives continue to inspire youth in Poland today, especially those, who like me, have shared in the scouting tradition.

June 1, 2023

Whispers of Defiance

A prelude to my novel, this story gives a glimpse into the daily reality of Poland in the first months of the Second World War. Amidst a world consumed by darkness, a quiet murmur of hope emerges.