Welcome to My New Blog!

Welcome. We are Rita and Erik Brandin, authors of Stalin’s Priests. We are so happy to have you as a visitor to our blog about our new book. This project is very special to us, and we hope to share some of that excitement with you here.


We will be using this blog to interact with you about Stalin’s Priests, expanding on some of the topics in it and posting on some of the ideas related to our book. This is a great place for you to get to know us, and we are looking forward to getting to know you, too. What did you think of Stalin’s Priests? What questions do you have for us? How do you relate to our book?


We’ll be returning here frequently with new posts and responses to feedback from you. Until next time, tell us a little bit about yourself.

About the Author

  • Mary Truckenmiller says:

    I would like to purchase the hardbound edition of your book but was confused when using your ordering protocol as it doesn’t distinguish between the options, only that it costs $13.99…? So-please advise-! Thanks

    • Rita and Erik Brandin says:

      Hi Mary-
      Were you able to get the hard bound book?
      Let me know if you still need help.
      Thank you for your interest, would love to hear your comments. I have been traveling in Europe researching the sequel so I am sorry I did not respond earlier.
      Best regards-
      Erik Brandin

  • Susan says:

    Just heard your Mic’d Up interview and was delighted to hear you mention Medjugorje, especially to the Church Militant gang! I could be wrong, but it seems to me that the only critics of Our Lady’s visits to Medjugorje are those who refuse to take the time and make the effort to show up in Our Lady’s little village — at least it was a little village in 1989 when my family and I were blessed to be there. Totally incompetent “investigative journalism”!.

    I look forward to reading your book.

  • Rita and Erik Brandin says:

    We visited the little village in 2006 on the 25th anniversary of the apparitions. It was still a magical place then.
    Please come back and comment about the book once you have read it. Thanks for your interest and comments.
    God Bless-
    Erik Brandi

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