Two Milestones Achieved


I was pleasantly surprised recently when I learned from my publisher, Vanderbilt University Press, that they had ordered a second printing of From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps.  Vanderbilt originally expected the initial printing would take up to three years (or until May 2019) to sell out, so Odd Nansen’s diary is performing well ahead of forecast.  With over twenty-five presentations  in nine states already scheduled for 2018, sales should remain robust for some time yet.

Many thanks to everyone who has already purchased a copy of From Day to Day.  Tell your friends that the coveted (and increasingly valuable) first edition will soon be sold out!

My website has a nifty “app” which allows me to see how many visitors the site receives.  Somehow, this app can recognize the URL address of each visitor, and report how many new, unique, visits are made, and how many are from parties who have previously visited.  (In other words, I can’t have five of my best friends visit the site ten times a day, and claim I am getting “lots of traffic.”)

Well, as of last week, my website has received over 5,000 unique visitors since I launched it.  I thank you all for your interest and support, and will continue to add new content (blogs, reviews, photos, testimonials, calendar updates), to keep you all coming back, and attracting new visitors interested in learning the remarkable story of Odd Nansen.  As Nikolaus Wachsmann, author of the groundbreaking KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps, writes of the diary: “Rarely has the inhumanity of the camps been captured with such humanity.”

Upcoming Events


Book Signings

  • June 30, 2022: Sons of Norway Book Club*
  • October 7, 2022: Sons of Norway, Boston, MA*
  • October 13, 2022: Tri-County BNC, Princeton Junction, NJ
  • October 18, 2022: Shalom Club, Great Notch, NJ
  • November 15, 2022: Institute for Learning, New Haven, CT*
  • * = Virtual

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“A fantastic guest speaker and literary researcher.”

- Dirk Hansen, President
Sons of Norway Southern Star Lodge
Myrtle Beach, SC

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