Erika Madden is the author of the historical fiction novel "Year of the Angels."
Her childhood in World War II Germany was one of deprivation and challenge. With the war effort of the mid-1940s, food, heating fuel, and clothing were becoming increasingly scarce, and the German citizens increasingly desperate. The Allied Forces were advancing on the small Franconian farming community where Madden's family lived. Her father was away at war, and the future of her family uncertain. Madden called upon these childhood experiences as inspiration for her historical fiction novel,"Year of the Angels."
"I didn't want my novel to be just a war story," says Madden. "I wanted to show the softer side of chidren and how they escape emotionally from the terror and hate."
To learn more about Erika Madden, please visit www.erikamadden.com.