Are you interested in learning more about Russia’s war in Ukraine? Join author and attorney Anne K. Howard on Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. as she discusses the award-winning non-fiction, Escape From Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story, that she co-authored with Adoriana Marik, a Ukrainian refugee now living in Connecticut. Anne will give a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by a fifteen-minute Q&A session. Paperback copies of Escape From Mariupol will be available for purchase at $15.00 per book, cash is preferred but Venmo payments are also accepted. Anne’s other books will also be available for purchase, including her best-selling nonfiction, His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer, and her new paranormal historical romance, The Ghost in Her, written under the pen name, Anika Savoy. All adults are welcome. Please use the registration link to help us with seating set-up.
In early 2022, life in the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine was safe and predictable for Adoriana Marik. The 31-year-old tattoo artist loved walking her dog by the seaside and meeting friends at cafes and public gardens. But all that changed on February 24, 2022, when Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his “special military operation.” Adoriana was forced to hide in a filthy network of basements and underground tunnels. For more than a month, under deafening round-the-clock bombardment, she huddled with little food or water, and no heat, surrounded by groans from the sick and the smell of death. She decided to escape. ESCAPE FROM MARIUPOL: A Survivor’s True Story is the tale of her perilous journey to freedom, an incredible tale of a brave young woman’s indomitable will to survive. As told to award-winning author Anne K. Howard, the book is a must-read for those who appreciate tales of extraordinary courage.