Best-selling author J.L. Witterick – specially priced signed books!

Jenny Witterick

Who is this mystery lady? It’s international best-selling author J.L. Witterick – author of My Mother’s Secret and It’s Actually a Good Thing! She stopped by Backbeat yesterday for a visit and generously signed a whole bunch of books for us! If you live locally and have a child who comes home tonight from school completely inspired, it’s likely that they heard her talk at Queen Elizabeth Public School where she was doing a talk this morning.

I had a lovely, inspiring visit with her myself. She’s an extremely warm, generous woman and has such a positive outlook on life, you can’t help but smile in her presence. I’m excited to let you know that we’re offering signed copies of her books and her CDs to our customers at super special pricing:

My Mother’s Secret normally retails for $19.95 and It’s Actually a Good Thing normally retails for $14.99, but we’re offering these brand-new signed books for just $4.95 each! She also has a CD full of inspirational music called Dream Peace Music, which we’re also offering for the low price of $4.95. But, get this…if you buy all three, you can get them all for the incredible bundled price of just $9.95!

What a great gift – for someone you know or yourself! Come and get them while they last!

For more information, please visit her website at:

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– “My Mother’s Secret”:
A novel based on a true story, a mother and daughter risk their lives to provide shelter to two families and a German soldier–all unbeknownst to each other–in a tiny two-room house in Sokal, Poland, during the Nazi invasion.

Based on a true story, MY MOTHER’S SECRET is a profound, captivating, and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the clever and “righteous” mother and daughter who teamed up to save them.

Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are unlikely heroines. They are simple people who mind their own business and don’t stand out from the crowd. Until 1939, when crisis strikes. The Nazis have invaded Poland and they are starting to persecute the Jews. Providing shelter to a Jew has become a death sentence. And yet, Franciszka and Helena decide to do just that. In their tiny, two-bedroom home in Sokal, Poland, they cleverly hide a Jewish family of two brothers and their wives in their pigsty out back, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen floorboards, and a defecting German soldier in the attic–each group completely unbeknownst to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commanders standing guard right outside her yard.

Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectives, MY MOTHER’S SECRET is a reminder that there are, in fact, no profiles of courage and each individual’s character is a personal choice.

This book was inspired by the true story of Franciszka Halamajowa, who, with her daughter, saved the lives of fifteen Jews in Poland during the Second World War. She also hid a young German soldier in her attic at the same time. Before the war, there were six thousand Jews in Sokal, Poland. Only thirty survived the war and half of those did so because of Franciszka. 

– “It’s Actually a Good Thing”:
There is no question that J.L. Witterick is a purposeful woman. After financing her education with academic scholarships, she went on to work for one of the most brilliant investors of all time, founded an investment firm, and along the way, wrote a bestselling novel. But when the firm’s largest client decided to manage their funds in-house, the business closed…putting Witterick on the other side of success and facing a new reality. Witterick’s mantra of, “It’s Actually a Good Thing”—is a way of thinking that completely transforms her life.

In her compilation of inspirational sayings, Witterick shares the unexpected positives that can come from having bad things happen while introducing an innovative thought process that will help anyone facing challenging events to look at life with an entirely new perspective.

It’s Actually a Good Thing shares a successful leader’s perspectives on the good and bad while providing practical advice on how we can all put a positive spin on our stumbling blocks in life.

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