Nancy Sprowell Geise

Writer • Author • Speaker

Nancy Sprowell Geise


In 2007, Holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein told author Nancy Sprowell Geise that he would never publicly share his experiences at Auschwitz and several other of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps. Five years later, he changed his mind.

When Nancy began writing Joe’s story, she had no idea the impact it would have on her life as she immersed herself in Joe’s world and his remarkable journey of survival and triumph.

Shortly after its release in 2015, Auschwitz 34207 – The Joe Rubinstein Story, became an Amazon Bestseller ranked #1 in Holocaust Memoirs (Kindle). In November 2015, Nancy presented Joe's story at the United States Library of Congress and gave a book signing at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. where she was presented with their Coin of Excellence Award. Author Geise has been invited to speak across the United States with museums, veterans groups, civic organizations, churches, synagogues, bookclubs, senior communities, and the Kansas State Capitol. In May 2016, Nancy will give the Keynote presentation at the State of Kansas Holocaust Commemoration Service.

Auschwitz 34207 was awarded second place in both the biography and history categories of the 2015 CIPA Evvy Awards.

Auschwitz 34207 is garnishing high praise from leading holocaust scholars, national reviewers and readers alike.

Author Nancy Sprowell Geise’s debut novel, The Eighth Sea, became an Amazon bestseller, ranked #1 Historical Genre Literature & Fiction; #1 Religion and Spirituality Fiction (Kindle) and was a Quarter Finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Awards.

Nancy Sprowell Geise was raised in Ames, Iowa, and is a graduate of Iowa State University. She and her husband have lived in Austin, Texas; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Topeka, Kansas.

Nancy divides her time between writing and speaking engagements. Her hilarious and moving life experiences provide great fodder for her writing and storytelling endeavors.

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