Terrace writer awarded seal of excellence

Th Gold Seal of Literary Excellence and was given to Willy Schneider for his life story, “Such is Life”

A LOCAL writer now has something to add to the cover of any subsequent printings of his book.

It’s the Gold Seal of Literary Excellence and was given to Willy Schneider for his life story, “Such is Life,” in the spring.

The seal, which looks exactly like an imprint made by a stamp in melted wax, belongs to the U.S. Review of Books.

It also supplied a book review, a portion of which Schneider can now include on the back cover of his autobiography. Schneider’s story takes in his youth in his native Germany, his experiences as a young soldier in the German army during the Second World War and his time now spent in Canada. Schneider already has had three printings of the book.

It took five years to write and went through six revisions before seeing print.

“I would get new ideas and those who were looking at it gave their own ideas,” Schneider said of the writing phase. He has no plans for any further books.