The Write Word, Society of Southwestern Authors

from Vol. 43. No. 5

October/November 2014

Ronny Herman de Jong, a survivor of Japanese prison camps on the island of Java during World War Two in the Pacific, and author of two books about her camp experiences, In the Shadow of the Sun, now out of print, and Rising from the Shadow of​ the Sun: A Story of Love, Survival and Joy, has published an anthology of stories by other camp survivors and WWII veterans titled Survivors of WWII in the Pacific. It is currently available as an ebook and in print from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and other online distributors.​

from Vol. 40. No. 5

Oct/Nov. 2011

Ronny Herman de Jong Author

Ronny Herman de Jong has released her second book.

Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, A Story of Love, Survival and Joy brings the horror and losses of World War II on Java off the battlefields and military POW camps and into the world of Ronny Herman. She is barely three years old in 1942 when the Japanese conquer Java and force her family into prison camps where they would suffer until 1945. Ronny’s father Fokko, a pilot with the Dutch Naval Air Force, escapes with his squadron hours before the Japanese submarines encircle the island. Working under British command in Sri Lanka, Fokko’s story is chronicled along the same timeline as that of his wife and children; an interesting link.

Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, A Story of Love, Survival and Joy details her journey from childhood deprivation in WWII Japanese concentration camps to peace and prosperity in the 21st century in theUSA. Her historical memoir is available from and

If you want to know more, please check out her website. When you have read the book and found it interesting please post a review online.

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