Stories by Jacek
I started working for the resistance when I was three months old -
smuggling Solidarity propaganda paperwork to Polish resistance leaders behind bars - My father was the cofounder to the Solidarity movement, and my mother stuck paperwork in my diaper and smuggled them in. A year later, we were deported to the United States, started with 2 pieces of luggage and the whole world ahead of us.
Despite the odds, we made it.
I am now a Dad, a writer, apiarist, and Green Beret.
I've travelled to over 40 countries, run with the Bulls in Pamplona, and seen some amazing things.
I've since started writing -
some of my stories pure fiction and others are rooted in near-truths. Whichever the genesis, I love creating, discovering, and sharing the people (and characters) I've known and met along the way with you, and I hope you love getting to know them too.
“I just spent the entire day reading this book on vacation. It's a light-hearted page-turner, but with characters (especially the main guy, Luke) that are endearing, interesting and complex.”
Luke’s war background is handled with sensitivity, endearing him to us as much as his sidekick, the lovable dog Saint. Of course there is adventure as well as a love story. Waliszewski’s vivid settings brings the Montana countryside to life, a great read and a perfect selection for a book club discussion."
Barnes and Noble
"If Indiana Jones and Tom Clancy had a baby... Luke would be it. My girlfriend read this book practically overnight, then left it in the bathroom. I read it because I had nothing else to do, and holy hell, it is amazing. I haven't admitted to her that I read it, but I did take a lot more bathroom breaks than I normally do! The whole book reads like a movie."
I got an early copy and read it with a laugh, then got all hot and bothered, then my mouth dropped open. I don't know how much of this is "True" as opposed to fictional and fictionalized. But when I finished it I have the eerie feeling this book might have happened in real life.
I pre-read Midnight in Syria, and I'm not going to lie, it's f-ing amazing.
I just spent the entire day reading this book on vacation. It's a light-hearted page-turner, but with characters (especially the main guy, Luke) that are endearing, interesting and complex.
Jacek Waliszewski, aka "Chief Jack" is featured in Matt Heineman's Award winning documentary - Retrograde - which showcases the intimate and difficult realities of the last few months of America's 20 year war in Afghanistan