Jim received a Book Excellence Award!

Jim received a Book Excellence Award!

I (Jim) am incredibly excited to announce that I have been recognized as a Book Excellence Award Winner for my book, When Angels Die in the “Faction” Category.

Out of thousands of books that were entered into the Book Excellence Awards competition, my book was selected for its high quality writing, story-telling, design, and overall market appeal.

The book was released in 2021 and takes you through a young man’s challenging journey through love, career success in the theater, and finally liberating himself from childhood dogma that has been holding him back.

The book is perfect for anyone 16 and older.

You can get your copy – in audio, kindle, or paperback – at Amazon.

When Angels Die, the third book in Jim’s Leaving Home Trilogy, takes his lead character from a prestigious New York City acting school to early success on the stage. With each new role, his Polish peasant Catholic upbringing threatens to unravel his soul. An existential rivalry ensues—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 he discovers his true path. When Angels Die, with its philosophic and poetic overtones, is storytelling at its very best.

“When Angels Die is my favorite book in the Leaving Home Trilogy. The deeply moving story of the university years of a promising young actor’s life are as poignant as the roles he played on stage. Powerful.”
~ Joni M. Fisher, Author of the Compass Crimes Series

“Such beautiful writing. A thrilling third installment and wonderful legacy for Sniechowski.”
~ Kaleo Griffith, professional actor

“Sniechowski has such a sensitive nature in his style of writing and without sentimentality or flowery description. He has a talent for saying what we wants to say simply yet with a variety of compelling words (his vocabulary is lush) and yet I don’t need a dictionary! When Angels Die flows so beautifully. When this author teaches a virtual writing class, I’m signing up.”
~ Wendy Lucas, Virginia Beach, VA

More Award Wining “Faction”

More Award Wining “Faction”

An Ambition to Belong continues Jim’s award winning Faction (fiction based in fact)!

Take a deeply emotional ride with Jim’s main character as he tries to find a place to belong! His Ambition to Belong grabs your heart and soul! And wins awards from American Eagle Awards, International Book Awards, and Maincrest Media!

In An Ambition to Belong, the second novel in Jim’s Leaving Home Trilogy, he develops the growth of his central character, now 14, who 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, he joins a neighborhood street gang in an attempt to find some place to belong. Betrayed by a vicious and sadistic fellow gang member, by erudite and overbearing Jesuit priests, and by his own need to be known and loved, Jim is pushed and stretched into a personal discovery about prejudice that expands his world and directs the course of the rest of his life.

Available at Amazon in Audiobook, Kindle, and Paperback