Seven years ago Holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein told author Nancy Sprowell Geise that he would never publicly share his experiences at Auschwitz and several other of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps. Two years ago he changed his mind.
When Nancy began writing Joe’s story, she had no idea the impact it would have on her life as she immersed herself in Joe’s world and his remarkable journey of survival and triumph.
Author Nancy Sprowell Geise’s debut novel, The Eighth Sea, became an Amazon best-seller, ranked on Amazon Best Seller List
#1 in Historical Fiction and #1 Historical Romance (free Kindle downloads). #1 Historical Genre Literature & Fiction; #1 Religion
and Spirituality Fiction (Kindle). The Eighth Sea was a Quarter Finalist of the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Awards.
Nancy Sprowell Geise was raised in Ames, Iowa, and is a graduate of Iowa State University. She and her husband, Doran, have lived in Austin, Texas; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Topeka, Kansas. they have three grown daughters.
Nancy divides her time between writing and speaking engagements.Her hilarious and moving life experiences provide great fodder for her writing and storytelling endeavors.
Seventy years ago Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp.
Until now, his story has been hidden from the world.
Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one year-old Icek “Joe” Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe—much worse.