Copies of the Lebensborn novel are now sitting on a shelf of a Beijing bookstore in China.
It was a title recently approved by the Chinese Government for import and was selected by the Twiwan bookstore to be placed on their shelves and sold to local readers.
In her e-mail, Strategic Book Publishing’s Vice President, Kait Neese said, “With over l.3 billion people living in China, this country has quickly become one of the most sought-after business markets in recent history. The growth and stature of the Chinese market lures in publishers on a global scale with English language titles at the forefront.
It has recently been mandated that all children in China learn English during their early years. This, in combination with the country’s growing demand for American literature and innovative ideas, provides authors and publishers alike with global opportunity.
“It is inspiring to see that in China the tangible still holds strong and they like the physical ‘books on a shelf.'”
“We believe in you and your work and you will receive royalities on them.
“Lebensborn can be viewed by millions of people, which is something of which you should be extremely proud.
The story of Lebensborn is historical in fact. Although it is fiction, it was based upon an actual happening in a French village during WWII. The children born in the twenty-six of so homes throughout Europe were cultivated to be the leaders of the Third Reich. Following the war, they were tormented and most have lived conflicted lives. Many are still seeking their ‘true’ parents.
A young photographer in Australia is currently seeking any Lebensborn child
she understands may still be living in her country.
One man appeared at my first book talk in Colville, WA., seeking help to locate his parents. Several War Victim international agenices will do all they can to aid his search.