About the author
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.
“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
I have known
– Kirkus Review