Face The Book TV – Season 3 Episode 5
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A conversation with Oleg Veretskiy, Ukrainian Author & Frontline Volunteer
Our author Oleg Veretskiy made the time to answer your questions and talk about his writing and his work supporting the frontline in Ukraine. We hope you’ll join us for this special opportunity to gain insight into the life of this committed volunteer and writer in Ukraine.
Mostly we’d like celebrate a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and thank you for helping us raise $9,000 for translation and production costs. We’ll reserve any pledges received through the end of the campaign on Sept. 26 for additional language translations – Ukrainian, Japanese, and Polish have been requested so far. We are deeply grateful for helping us realize this meaningful project.
Oleg Veretskiy had just published the first novel in his magical realism trilogy, “Tales of the Wandering Mists: A Fairy Tale,” when Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in Feb. 2022. After getting to know him, we decided that all proceeds after production costs should go to Oleg, who has suspended his career to support Ukraine’s fight for freedom; the publisher will not retain any profits for this first book in The Tales of the Wandering Mists trilogy.
Despite the stress and disruption from the war, the reception of his first book continues to buoy Oleg. “I really like the feedback that my readers send me,” he admits. “Some of them ended up as refugees in Europe and the US, and the book has a therapeutic effect on them. When I think about this, I feel goosebumps.”
Thank you to our amazing backers to the successful crowdfunding campaign to finance the English translation and production costs. You’ve facilitated Oleg’s journey to reach more readers!