I’m a writer, father, new grandfather, and husband. Those four things are plenty enough for me. In any order you like on any given day.

I was born in Lincoln, England, raised in the United States, and spent a decade in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

My new novel, A Family Garden, pursues the answer to a simple question: Can love once forsaken ever be redeemed?

I’ve previously written a memoir (Passage From England), a another novel (High Pocket), and a libretto for classical opera (Ode To Phaedra), as well as a number of screenplays.

I was posting regularly for many years (at least once a week). Then I took a two year break to finish A Family Garden. I hope to start posting again, if not as consistently. But once more I’ll post short essays on the current state of my life and the intangibles in the world around me. I’ll occasionally post short stories and poems, some readings, as well as excerpts from things I’m working on and projects I’ve completed in years past.

I don’t plan to rant, but it can happen.

I’m hoping you’ll become a subscriber so you’ll know when I post something new. I look forward to your reactions on any posts that interest you enough to take the time to comment.





13 Responses to About Me

  1. Ken Drake says:

    What happened to “Then there’s gold”?
    Are you still bad at darts? 🙂

  2. Adriana Lucas says:


    I am having issues checking out your site. I cannot find any information pertaining to your book. I hope you can offer me some help. Sorry to bother you.

    • Anonymous says:


      I’m delighted to provide you with a number of ways to access to my books:

      First: Click on the Book Page words on the home page of my site just below the main picture. Second, go to Amazon and type my name and my books for sale will display. Third, you can copy and paste the link below into the address bar of your browser:


      Thanks for your interest in my writing.


  3. Victoria (Australia) says:

    Hi Frank, I have really enjoyed your book. As others have said, I would like to know what happened to your parents and also your older brother. It is good to see that even though you had a difficult childhood, you ‘made’ it into the adult world and had a successful life with your own lovely wife and family. You have set your children on a good path of life.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hello Victoria,

      I’m glad you liked the book and I appreciate your interest in the family beyond the covers of Passage From England. I’m very close to finishing a novel that picks up the threads of the memoir in a fictional narrative that remains true the themes of memoir’s characters. I’ll let you know when I finish it. Again, thanks very much for your interest.

  4. Dear Frank,
    Nice to see you again at Bob’s party.
    Hi Pocket sounds good.
    talk soon,

  5. Alisa Moen says:

    Dear Frank!
    It was a pleasure running into you two in Tamarindo! Hope you arrived home safe and sound. Look for many great pictures from our sail on Antares in your mailbox later this evening.

    Warmest regards,

    (mom of Max, Ethan, James and Wyatt)

  6. Linda Elliott says:

    You purchased our Ericson 38 a few years ago. Do you still own her? Just remembering all the family vacations on her while she was ours. Thanks, Linda

  7. Nick Gomersall says:

    Dear Frank, I’ve just received your book and even a quick skim convinces me that, like many others, I’ll be captivated by its candour and its humanity. When I’ve read the whole book I’ll get back to you but, in the meantime, I wanted to let you know of some details you may have omitted. (I’m an amateur family historian; you’re my third cousin once removed.) As space is limited here – I’m happy to send further information by e-mail – I’ll just point out that I have passenger lists showing your name on the Queen Elizabeth from New York to Southampton in 1954; in 1956 you travelled back to the US, not on the QE but on the Liberte (where again I have a passenger list). Also, the city directory from Harrison NJ in 1954 has both your parents’ names. Finally, your father’s first cousin Dorothy Beill née Beckett was also resident in Harrison NJ at the time, so it looks as though the Zajaczkowskis (at least some of them, including you) made a preliminary trip to the US to visit relatives before finally moving in 1956. I am in touch with your second cousin (a descendant of the Harrison relatives) to see if she remembers you and your family. As I say, I’m happy to provide details such as copies of the passenger lists and city directory – or you can find them yourself if you subscribe to Ancestry.com. Let me finish, though, by thanking you again for such an honest but touching account of your family’s history. With all best wishes (signed) Nick

  8. Patricia Lewis says:

    Just finished your book Passage From England. Memoirs are my favorite and this was such a good book. However, I am curious to know what became of your parents? Best Regards, Patricia Lewis

  9. Dear Frank,

    Cosmopolitan Review, an online transatlantic quarterly, with a Polish angle, would like a review copy of “Passage from England”. If you would like us to publish a book review, please send a copy of your book to: Irene Tomaszewski, Editor, Cosmopolitan Review, 54 Cote St. Charles, Hudson Heights, Quebec
    J0P 1J0, CANADA

    Dziekuje bardzo!

    • fz says:

      Dear Maureen,

      Thanks very much for your interest in Passage From England. I certainly would appreciate a published review of my memoir on Cosmopolitan Review. I can send a paperback to the address you gave; or if you prefer, I can email a Kindle compatible file or a PDF file to you. Just let me know your preference.

      Again, thanks for your interest.

      Frank Zajaczkowski

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