U.W. Baker left Poland for Canada in 1983, but never forgot her parents’ stories of wartime Poland. During her many visits with the family, sitting around the dining table, she listened to their life stories admiring their courage and zest for life. The images they portrayed stayed with her until the time when she was ready to put them on paper. Much of Shades of Betrayal is based on real-life events involving her family, coupled with her meticulous research, particularly for lesser known historical facts.
Ursula lives with her husband in Thornbury, Ontario, Canada.