Multi-Award Winning Author of the

Leaving Home Trilogy

Plus his most recent novel

A Reincarnational Romance

Second Life: Because the First One is Not Yet Finished


Introducing the

Leaving Home Trilogy

In Worship of Hollow Gods, James Sniechowski bears witness to the world of a sensitive, nine-year-old boy, subjected to the underbelly of his Polish Catholic family in working class Detroit. The year is 1950. The family gathers for a Friday night poker/pinochle party. The outcome reveals a world no one ever talked about then and are forbidden to talk about now—the unspoken, the impermissible, the reality beneath every family’s practiced appearance—and what lies beneath when the front has been ripped away.

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An Ambition to Belong, the second novel in James Sniechowski’s Leaving Home Trilogy, develops the growth of Jim. Now 13, he confronts the challenges of his life split between the traditional demand of his Old World Polish Catholic family in 1955 Detroit and the newly emerging but equally oppressive world of his University of Detroit High School—a Jesuit college preparatory institution set in the upper-class suburbs designed to reflect and house Detroit’s burgeoning corporate executive class.

Jim does not fit—not at home, nor in school, and certainly not in the church.

So …

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When Angels Die, the third book in James Sniechowski’s Leaving Home Trilogy, takes his lead character, Jim, from a prestigious New York City acting school to early success in his career. With each new role, his Polish peasant Catholic upbringing threatens to unravel his soul. An existential rivalry ensues with one part pulling him toward the world and a life of deep self-expression and another part demanding abject submission to a culture that views the world as treacherous, seductive, repulsive, and sinful.

While working at a regional theater, he finds real love for the first time, and it is through love that Jim discovers his true path.

When Angels Die, with its philosophic and poetic overtones, is storytelling at its very best.

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And Now

Second Life:  

Because the First One is Not Yet Finished

A Reincarnational Romance

Submitted to the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


Second Life: Because the First One is Not Yet Finished tells the story of a love relationship that extends across five hundred years between Emile Chevet, a Benedictine priest, and Justine Foirere, a beautiful peasant girl, who fell deeply in love during the Catholic Church’s brutal 1505 Inquisition.

They are found out by the merciless Jean Baptiste Dorembie, Archbishop and Inquisitor of Avignon, taken into custody, and accused of heresy and fornication. Because their love was cut short, they reincarnate five centuries later, determined to explore the promise they made in 1505.

Meeting again in 2005 in upstate New York, Jessica Fortin (formerly Justine) arrives in the Emergency Room after a car accident and is treated by Dr. Erik Albright (formerly Emile). Realizing something deeply meaningful is happening between them, they engage in professional hypnosis to explore their previous life together all the while falling more and more in love in current time.

The book has received numerous positive reviews for its powerful writing, lush descriptions, and rich storytelling.


All of James’ Other Books & Programs have been created with his wife

     Judith Sherven, PhD

James’ other books and programs, which have been joint activities with his wife Judith Sherven PhD, include their Personal Workshop ~ “Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous”; their daily inspirational and insightful email program ~ “Opening To Love-365 Days A Year” ~ and  their latest program ~ “Being Fabulous in Business”. They’ve also written a range of books, all of which can be accessed below through Amazon.

Explore at even greater depths than ever before the truth of who you really are.

The amazing joys and successes that so many women and men have experienced by Overcoming their Fear of Being Fabulous can now be yours with our self-paced, 12 module Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop.

Learn more about the Fear of Being Fabulous—what it is and how it affects virtually everyone. Discover how the 12 empowering modules will help you Overcome that Fear. And explore the inspirational results that other workshop participants have enjoyed.

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What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

So often in the business world, we talk about the importance of big ideas, hard work, and partnership skills. What goes unexamined are the internal “gremlins” that undermine leaders’ and employees’ ability to meet their highest potential—for themselves and for the company.

To fill that gap the renowned husband and wife psychology team Drs. Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski created BEING FABULOUS IN BUSINESS™, a 4-hour, online, audio program.

Informed by Judith’s and Jim’s depth of experience coaching, guiding, and counseling some of the most influential technology leaders of our time, Being Fabulous in Business™ takes professionals on a journey of self-discovery designed to identify the fundamental beliefs, assumptions, and instinctive reactions that hold them back from fully realizing their professional and personal potential.

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There’s so much more to real-life love and enjoying real romance EVERY DAY!

And so it’s time to start
Opening to Love ~ 365 Days a Year

Let Judith & Jim send you, and/or that special someone, an inspirational and insightful heart-felt real-life love message straight to your in-box for the next 365 days.

These daily messages address some of the most significant aspects of marriage and dating ― such as conflict, romance, trust, commitment, caring, self-respect, curiosity, celebration, frustration, and sexuality, and so much more.

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