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Enchanté

nice to meet you

I’m john schwartz:
author of romance,
thrilLers, short stories
& reviews of historical
novels
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ENCHANTING
THE
SWAN

LOOK
INSIDE

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Take a trip

AROUND THE WORLD

in short stories & novels,
you’ll meet unforgettable
characters throughout time
and across four continents

About the author

JOHN’S STORY

A World War II-kid who still remembers the bombs falling on Holland, John Schwartz wanted to help rebuild the world and followed a career in international trade and economic development in Holland at the Ministry of Economic Affairs; in Switzerland at the GATT/WTO; in the United States at the World Bank as a project manager and senior international consultant, and traveled worldwide. Having completed his share of contributing to bettering society, he has been writing romantic and thriller short stories. So far, he has published, in 2015, a memoir/coming-of-age story of John van Dorn, Some Women I Have Known; a novel entitled Enchanting The Swan, and a summary of the fourteen novels and several short stories, with excerpts, written by his grand-uncle Jozua Marius Willem van der Poorten Schwartz, who wrote under the pseudonym Maarten Maartens at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. The first part is entitled Maarten Maartens Rediscovered – The most popular Dutch Author Abroad. The second part, Maarten Maartens Rediscovered – His Best Short Stories is due out in May/June 2016.

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“Everyone knows of Audrey Hepburn, but few of us knew her. John gives us a heartwarming glimpse into her life through his obvious love for her.”

– Amazon review of Audrey: A Personal Short Story

Some Women

I have known

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“Paying homage to his great uncle, an ex–World Bank professional makes his debut with a wistful memoir featuring the series of women he encountered in his youth. If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then Joost van der Poorten Schwartz (or Maarten Maartens as he was called in publishing circles) scored the jackpot…”
– Kirkus Review

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