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Published book shares the story of a daughter finding her father through the letters he sent to her mother during World War II

Jan Krulick-Belin releases ‘Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II’

PHOENIX – “It simply began as an exploration into learning more about the father I lost when I was only six years old. But his beautifully written love letters to my mother opened a door that had long been closed to me. As I got more involved in trying to track down my father’s wartime friend, a wish I unearthed in one of his letters, the journey’s amazing twists, turns, and coincidences fueled requests by friends and family to memorialize it in a book. I could not refuse. What began as a search for my father’s friend became the search for the father I needed to find,” Jan Krulick-Belin states.

Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II” (published by Archway Publishing) chronicles the true story of Krulick-Belin’s life-changing pilgrimage of the heart to find the father she thought she had lost forever. The letters lead her on an extraordinary journey following her father’s actual footsteps during the war years, leading to unexpected discoveries from Morocco to Paris to upstate New York. She learns about her parents’ great love story, about the war in North Africa, and about the fate of the Jews in Morocco, Germany, and France.

“This book is relatable to anyone who has lost a parent, especially a father; anyone who has known the sacrifice of serving overseas; anyone interested in World War II history; anyone interested in Morocco; in Jewish culture and history; in travel; or those just interested in a great love story,” Krulick-Belin says. When asked what she wants readers to take away from the book, she answers, “We have all experienced loss, grief, love, and the quest to understand one’s legacy. It is important to know who we are and where we came from. What did we ‘inherit’ from our family? Those stories are important. They make us who we are.”

Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II” stands as a testament to the power of determination, love, family, and the unbreakable bond between fathers and daughters. For more details about the book, please visit https://www.archwaypublishing.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/811821-love-bill

Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II”
By Jan Krulick-Belin
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 566 pages | ISBN 9781480892897
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 566 pages | ISBN 9781480892903
E-Book | 566 pages | ISBN 9781480892910
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Keyword 1. Jan Krulick-Belin
Link: https://www.archwaypublishing.com/en/search?query=Jan+Krulick-Belin


 


 



Events and Appearances

Come see me at The Desert Foothills Book Festival

Saturday, June 4, 2022
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Holland Center
34250 N 60th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85266

 

Links to News Stories

AZ7TV: November 2021
https://www.aztv.com/posts/pat-mcmahon-introduces-you-jan-krulick-belin-author-“love-bill”

Jewish News Arizona: November 2021
https://www.jewishaz.com/community/reading-her-father-s-letters-phoenix-writer-sees-veteran-s-day-with-new-eyes/article_3ba9fb74-431f-11ec-a52f-fbd2f697c13e.html

Phoenix New Times, 6/17/2020
https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/local-author-jan-krulick-belin-love-bill-fathers-day-11476077

North 32nd News, June 2018
http://north32ndnews.com/jan-krulick-belin-releases-new-book-that-shares-treasure-trove-of-fathers-wwii-letters/

Binghamton University Magazine, 11/21/2016
http://www.binghamton.edu/magazine/index.php/profiles/show/dads-letters-take-daughter-on-a-journey

Links to Podcasts/Blogs

KJZZ, The Show, 11/27/2019
https://theshow.kjzz.org/content/1329601/love-bill-book-compiles-letters-authors-father-during-world-war-ii

Voyage Phoenix Trailblazers Interview, 7/17/2018
http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/conversations-inspiring-jan-krulick-belin/

An American Friend in Paris, 9/3/2018
https://www.mixcloud.com/WorldRadioParis/your-american-friend-in-paris-episode-11-jan-krulick-belin/

Fun, Feisty, Fabulous
http://traffic.libsyn.com/funfeistyfab/Krulick.mp3

Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper
http://mariashriver.com/jan-krulick-belin-finding-my-father/

Susan Leigh Noble’s “Into Another World”
http://wp.me/p2Dhbj-2eN

The Timeless Family
https://www.thetimelessfamily.com/23

Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com

The Authors Show, 10/11/2017

 


Awards

TheAuthorsshow.com
2017 Top Female Author: Nonfiction
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2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award
Best Cover Design: Nonfiction
http://www.indiebookawards.com/winners

 

2017 Readers” Favorite Award Contest
Finalist: Nonfiction – Memoir
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2017 Readers” Favorite Five Star Award
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2017 Arizona Literary Awards/Arizona Authors Association
Silver Medal: Nonfiction
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Story Circle Network, Sarton Women’s Book Award
Finalist: Nonfiction
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Independent Author Network 2017 Book of the Year Awards
The Outstanding First Non-Fiction: Finalist
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American Book Fest 2017 Best Book Awards
Best New Nonfiction: Finalist
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Top Shelf Indie Book Awards
Memoir: Finalist
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