Martha Larsen Signs Never Again

NeverAgain_FCoverauthor photoMartha Petronella van der Wal Larsen signs Never Again this Saturday, December 13th at the 4th Annual Santa Claus and Tree Festival in Joseph City, Arizona.  Never Again is an inspirational collection of shorts stories about Martha’s true experiences as a young girl during World War II in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Margaret: What is your main reason for writing Never Again?

Martha: To make people aware of some of the atrocities that took place during WWII. I have noticed as a substitute teacher that recently the history books play down or don’t even mention the Holocaust. There are people out there that say it never happened. That is not true. We should never forget, never allow such madness to happen ever again.

Margaret: Is there a story that didn’t get included you would like to share now?

Martha: One Dark Scary Night a bunch of the neighborhood kids got together and went to the harbor after dark. [Read more…]

WUFC Announces New In-House Publishing

Words&Works-LogoWriters Unite to Fight Cancer has a new in-house publisher: Words and Works, a partnership between WUFC administrator Margaret L. Turley and WUFC author Kerry Blair. Words and Works will be publishing all future WUFC projects including the Cauldron of Love: Writers Unite to Fight Cancer Cookbook scheduled for release Winter 2015. Their first published book, Never Again by Martha Petronella van der Wal Larsen will be released later this week. NeverAgain_FCoverNever Again is a collection of short stories which are true experiences of a young girl in war-torn Holland. Martha Petronella van der Wal Larsen was born May 8th, 1933 the daughter of Jan van der Wal and Susanna Sophia Maria van der Wal Merks. She had just turned seven years old when the Second World War started. WWII ended shortly after her twelfth birthday.