When writing about any era of history, it’s important to get the details right. World War Two history is massive; it’s almost impossible to know everything. But it is possible to focus on one piece of that history and become something of an expert on it.
So far, I’ve written two novellas and one short story set in the 1940s, each concentrating on different elements of the war.
http://www.canadianwarbrides.com/intro.asp . This site has passenger lists from the special war bride ships as well as stories from the war brides themselves. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/history/secondwar/warbrides . This site, from Veterans Affairs Canada, has a lot of great statistics about the war brides.
http://canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Extension/Articles/War-Brides.aspx . This site has a lot of good pictures of war brides.
The French Resistance, the war brides, and the BCATP are only three of the many stories of World War Two. I can hardly wait to discover more!
When not writing up a storm, working at her day job as an Office Administrator, or dealing with ever present mountains of laundry, Jana can be found on the local golf course pursuing her newest hobby.
Jana lives in Western Canada with her husband Warren, and a highly spoiled Pug/Terrier cross named Lou. You can reach her through her website at http://www.janarichards.net