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About BABYBOOMER johanna van zanten

My name is Johanna van Zanten. I am a baby boomer, interested in writing and connecting with other writers and readers to engage in discussions and information sharing, to share a point of view about current global issues, writing, and publishing, diversity, immigration, travel, music, life, specific baby boomer issues, and dating/relationship issues. I have written a novella, ON THIN ICE about baby-boomer Adrienne and will link this blog with the information website for this novella. Right now, I am trying out the blog.

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH


REMEMBERING ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH. My siblings on our memorial trip to Ommen — the place of my sister’s birth — and where MY family survived the war years (before I was born). The locals hold … Continue reading

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PRINTED AND DIGITAL BOOK LIVE NOW


GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL is now LIVE Just this week I received my author copies of the new book about a fictitious family in crisis. The story is about an adoptive family and starts seven years after the adoption of the two … Continue reading

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HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELLL BOOKS.


HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELL BOOKS. Do you have a writer in your circle of friends? Very likely! How you can assist your writer-friend with selling books? The Amazon “predator” (the seller with the monopoly for selling anything online) … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING IN TEENS


SELF-HARMING IN TEENS My new novel GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL deals with the issue of self-harm, among others.  This post delves into this issue a bit deeper, as many children nowadays deal with emotional injuries that may lead them to self-harming. The … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Kelowna, British Columbia Local author writes book about teens and adoption. Kelowna resident Johanna Van Zanten released GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL, a novel for adults and teens about a fictional family with adopted children whose difficulties threaten to tear them apart. Johanna … Continue reading

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There Be Monsters


THERE BE MONSTERS   I am posting an article (with her permission from another site, passagesnorth.com),  of a writer whose grandparents were residents of Lithuania during World War II. Like me, she became curious about her family’s past and their … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Photo credit: Vladimir Velociraptor Vukmirovich GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL. My next book is about ready for publishing and in the next month Bookbaby will produce, design it, and publish digital and printed versions. It is generally recommended to put a manuscript aside and … Continue reading

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IN MY STRATA, THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.


IN MY STRATA THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.   At last night’s AGM, the last item on the agenda was a proposal for a bylaw to restrict smoking. The current restriction established by BC Health – already in place – states … Continue reading

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ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING COLOUR SENSITIVE?


ARE THE DUTCH BECOMING MORE COLOUR SENSITIVE? This is a post about the international links of the Netherlands and its jerk towards the right of the political spectrum, with uncharacteristic, overt racism expressed freely in the national discourse. WHOSE COUNTRY … Continue reading

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TRUMP IS LIKE HITLER IN HOW HE GOT THE COUNTRY IN OVER ITS HEAD.


TRUMP IS LIKE HITLER IN HOW HE GOT THE COUNTRY IN OVER ITS HEAD Trump’s election has a lot of people very worried, with good reason. History repeats itself for those who will not learn from it. Hitler’s actions up … Continue reading

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