History and the Art of Storytelling: An Interview with Jeremy Dronfield
In today's episode, we hear from Jeremy Dronfield, author of The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz, and many other titles.
Jeremy tells us how he got involved with writing this story, the research he did, how he had to work to convince the survivors to trust him with their story, and the path to publishing the book – twice.
Along the way, he gives us a lot of writing tips and advice. Jeremy builds scenes visually in his head before writing them down. Then he tries to get the reader to see what he's seeing. The result with this book is the sometimes stark, sometimes heartwarming story of a family living in Vienna during Hitler's takeover. Jeremy's writing style sucks you into their lives, offering both beauty and tears as you relive this private history with the people who were there.
Jeremy talks about the process of publishing, writing proposals that work, submitting to agents, his work in ghostwriting and co-writing other books, and much more.
You can find Jeremy at his website, http://jeremydronfield.com/, and his books are available wherever books are sold.