Kurt Sipolski


I am delighted that my novella, "Too Early for Flowers" has been optioned for screen rights. Even when writing the novella, I always could see this saga as a film about an important and untold part of America....the story of the brave, young polio moms.

Since I was two and in leg braces, my mother devoted herself to the daily exercises to strengthen my polio leg, and reinforced a little boy's physical and social confidence. She taught me that everything is in reach, but I just have to reach higher than most boys.

She inspired me to explore all that life offered, and to see the world. Many years later, I knew I was able to give her the same kind of comfort and encouragement at the end of her life.

I hope readers will be inspired by this lovely, rare woman.

Smashwords Interview

Why a book on polio?
It's not really that! The life changes of a young woman whose child is struck by polio has never really been explored, and I hope my biopic shows the challenges and triumphs of a mother. No mother wants a disabled child, so the mother and the child both have to discover what real strength is...character!
Most books about a disability end when the disabled person is able to walk/talk, etc. Is that true of "Flowers?"
Decidedly not! This is the life saga of the heroine, Iris.
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Where to find Kurt Sipolski online


Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,060. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED MEMOIR: Too ambitious for her small Illinois town, Iris is determined to see the world with Washington, DC as the first stop, right before WWII. Her plans are curtailed when she marries a handsome young soldier and they have two boys. Tragically widowed and back home, her younger in braces from polio, Iris prepares herself for the challenges ahead.

Kurt Sipolski's tag cloud

australia    historical    mother    narrative    parenting    paris    polio    single mother    widow    wwii