‘Focus on Survival’ Gets New Marketing Campaign

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Julie Bayl’s mother-in-law Marlene gave her accounts of how she and her husband Ben utilized all their skills and the little resources they have to keep their family safe and alive during the occupation of Holland in World War II. This account intrigued Bayl and inspired her to write “Focus on Survival: A young family’s struggle to survive World War II” (published by Xlibris AU in March of 2015), a tale of love and hate, war and peace, pain and joy, fear and exhilaration.

Set for a new marketing campaign, the book is a historical account of the day to day deprivation, starvation and fear that stirringly conveys the indomitable courage of two typical Dutch citizens in wartime. Based on a true story of survival and intrigue commencing before World War II, the story leads readers into the fast-moving changes brought by the Nazi occupation of Holland.

“This book covers many areas of civilian life and how that affects ordinary people’s lives,” Bayl says. “It is not focused on just one problem of war, but the whole spectrum of challenges around it.”

“I want readers to take away from my writing the lesson that determination and logical forethought can help us triumph during the trying times. It is about the need for them to think outside of the box. It is a heartwarming story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things” Bayl adds.

“Focus on Survival: A young family’s struggle to survive World War II”

By Julie Bayl

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781503502208

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781503502192

E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781503502185

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Julie Bayl was born in 1950 and grew up in Sydney. Upon leaving school, she was torn between a career in architecture or social work, being offered a 4-year scholarship for a cadetship with a renowned Sydney architectural firm or another option involving her love for people. She chose community based social work. In 1971, she married Charles Bayl, whose family had emigrated from Holland to Australia in 1953 seeking a better life. They moved to Cowra in 1974 and later had three children, Anita, Paul and David. They now have two delightful grandsons, Lennon and Banjo. Bayl has always taken a great interest in history generally, but especially family history. She is presently writing her own family history.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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