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Write On Wednesday: EVEN IN DARKNESS Author Barbara Stark-Nemon Talks about Historical Fiction

By Leslie Lindsay There are books about love. There are books about war. There are books that combine the two and then there is EVEN IN DARKNESS, an exquisitely and thoroughly researched historical fiction debut by Barbara Stark-Nemon who spent fifteen years—nothing to sneeze at—researching the book. I’m thrilled to welcome Barbara to the blog. L.L.: What inspired you to write Even in Darkness? Barbara Stark-Nemon: Even in Darkness is based on the life of my great aunt, who alone among her siblings did not escape Germany during the Holocaust. Her story of survival—the courage and strength she had to remake herself and her life in the face of unspeakable loss—has been an inspiration to me throughout my adult life. Hers is a beautiful story and having come to know it in depth I wanted to share it and create a legacy for her.  L.L: You researched the book thoroughly. Did you know from the beginning how extensive your research would become? Barbara Stark-Nemon: Yes and no. I’ve known since one of the visits I …