Kurt Sipolski


I am delighted that my Smashwords book, "Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother" has been optioned for screen rights by beautiful Ksenia Solo who will produce and star.

Even when writing the novella, I always could see it as a film. Ksenia is very moved by the story of these courageous mothers, especially through the microcosm of mine.

Since the age of 2 she spent years on daily exercizes to strengthen my polio leg, and reinforced a little boy's physical and social confidence while I spent years in braces. 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 travel around the world. Many years later I know 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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Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother
By Kurt Sipolski
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,790. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010. Category: Fiction
OPTIONED FOR MOTION PICTURE. BASED ON A TRUE STORY: It was 1940. Too ambitious for her small Illinois town, Iris was determined to see the world with Washington, DC as the first stop. Her plans were curtailed when she married a handsome young soldier, and they had two boys. Tragically widowed and back home, her younger in braces from polio, Iris prepared herself for the challenges ahead.

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australia    cancer    christian    death    disabled    faith    family    god    historical    illinois    inspiring    mother    parent    paris    polio    soldier    womens fiction