erika passantino, author







You don’t know Erika?  Have not read her stories, followed her on adventures over three continents, met the people and places that occupy her?

Few of us remain who can draw on living memory to tell about World War II, and the harvest of hate. War only leaves terror and suffering; there are no victors.


Yet, sometimes, and miraculously, humor, strength and love find a place where survival lives.


As a historian, I study records that might teach me what happened, or might have happened. As a writer, I try to find solace in hidden places; I search memory, asking how it felt. Out of this ambivalence grows the magic of storytelling.


Keep going, guide heart and soul to the coming sunshine.