|SAPFIR BLACK LACQUER
By John Washinsky
illustrated by Ruth Sacharzewski
I have worked on this science-fiction novel for almost 20 years. It's about a young boy growing up in a coal mining town in Western Pennsylvania and being messed with by Aliens for their own purposes. He is the grandson of Ukrainian immigrants and I incorporate many Ukrainian traditions into the story. I started writing it for my son so he would know what it was like during the 60's and 70's. Things were much different back then. It's a clean book, meant for young adults and beautifully illustrated by my late wife's god-daughter. I know many people in the Ukrainian diaspora would relate to it and enjoy it. There are electronic formats and it is also on Audible. Available on Amazon. For more information, click on the book.