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Memories of War and the Homefront

Progress has been steady!  Brian Merritt’s fictionalized memoir of life at sea with the British Merchant Navy and life on the homefront during the Second World War is just about ready for print.  11th Dimension Press will be very proud to bring you JACK BRANDON’S WAR!

In anticipation of this release and in honour of all the brave people who witnessed first hand this momentous and horrific time in our history, 11th Dimension Press is collecting images, photos, flyers, media of all kinds, and personal accounts of life during the Second World War.

We are particularly interested in images and accounts of life at sea, as a member of the merchant or fighting navy during the Second World War as well as images and accounts of life on the homefront.  11th Dimension Press would be honoured to share these valuable pieces of history on our website and, perhaps, in an curated anthology of first hand accounts.

Please send your materials to editor@11thdimensionpress.com or, if you’re unsure how to send your photos to us electronically, please contact us and our editors will help!  We will NOT use anything without your express permission, so please share your memories so the lessons of your life are not lost to the future!

Another Project on the Horizon…

11th Dimension Press is excited to announce yet another forthcoming project for 2014…

It’s a labour of love, Rita Smith’s debut novel, Two Tears.

Fiona’s head was spinning. The sudden illness, bombshell confession, and subsequent death of her beloved husband Bob left Fiona struggling to carry on. She couldn’t stand to be in the company of anyone. She couldn’t stand to be alone. Fiona longed to get away and, deep in her heart of hearts, she longed for a second chance at life.

In the days following Bob’s funeral, Fiona found the opportunity she was looking for: tickets for the cruise she and Bob had booked in the weeks before he took ill. Her family disapproved, but Fiona was steadfast. She would travel alone on the cruise she planned to take with her husband.

The cruise would prove to be a fateful journey. On the cruise Fiona met June, another solo traveler who, like Fiona, grew up in the U.K. and, much to Fiona’s delight, shared many of the life experiences that Fiona herself cherished. Over their evening meals, midnight coffees, and explorations into the world’s most exotic ports of call the pair became fast friends.

All the while a nagging suspicion blossoms into a full-blown mystery as the uncanny parallels between June’s life and Fiona’s own life continue to emerge. The realization that at which Fiona eventually arrives is one that will resolve conflicts in her past, change forever her perspective on the love and life she shared with her husband, and bring Fiona the consolation she so desperately craves, the consolation she needs to carry her into her next chapter of life.

Two Tears is a fictitious story of love and friendship wrapped up in the personal history of its author. It’s a journey through history and, at the same time, it’s a journey through a diverse landscape of emotions and foreign lands.

With Two Tears, 11D Press is breaking new ground with a work of women’s literature that combines fiction with autobiography.  Rita’s debut novel is a truly authentic account of the author’s personal history wrapped around a touching love story.  We’re excited to see this project come to fruition!