About Eva

Bio

Eva lives in Alberta, Canada, but she grew up in Ontario and was born in Prague, Czech Republic. Her diverse background and life experience provide the platform for her writing.

She has has taken courses and programs in general science, geology, psychology, nursing, human development (childhood and lifespan), speech pathology, SEE (Signed Exact English) sign language, business, finance, editing, and writing. A senior teacher at a specialized literacy and math clinic, she creates individualized lesson plans and teaches students of all ages who present with learning difficulties (dyslexia, dysgraphia, discalculia). Eva regularly attends seminars and workshops on these topics, including Visualization and Verbalization (V & V) for Reading Comprehension and V & V for Writing, in addition to ongoing professional development for her own creative writing.

As a parent of four children, Eva spent many years on parent councils for the K-12 school system, volunteered as Registrar for a nursery school board, and worked for several schools and two school boards in Alberta. She has been a university and high school laboratory technician, a business owner, editor, and education professional. She has travelled in parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Scandinavia, and Europe.

Canoeing and guitar in the interior of Algonquin Park, Ontario

Canoeing and guitar in the interior of Algonquin Park, Ontario

Eva writes short and long fiction in multiple genres, as well as articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. She also mentors young authors.

Her passions include weather, Indian food, gardening, and numerous musical genres. She has played eight instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. As a youth, she was an avid canoeist.

Links

Events (book releases, readings, signings, author appearances)

Publisher Dream Write Publishing (Beyond the Precipice and upcoming books)

Angie’s Diary E-magazine (articles, book excerpts, short stories)

Book of the Week (Angie’s Diary E-magazine)

Interviews (Texas, Washington, Amsterdam)

Eva is a member of these organizations

  • Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA)
  • Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC)
  • Edmonton Classical Guitar Society (ECGS)

Writing

An author, editor, teacher, and learning strategist, Eva writes novels about the human condition where her characters deal with adversity common in today’s world, although fantasy and adventure feature in two books soon to be released. She has published short stories in sci-fi, paranormal, and children’s genres.

In 2014, Eva received the Seal of Excellence for the Top 100 Certified Writers at Angie’s Diary Online Magazine (Netherlands).

In addition to fiction and non-fiction writing, Eva blogs regularly and conducts interviews to promote and celebrate authors (local and international), artists, and local musicians.

Components of Literature is a collection of literary terms and devices compiled and written during the Blogging from A to Z Challenge in April 2017. The blog series contains videos, GIFs, music, definitions, examples, and useful links to other terms. Writers and English students continue to find these matter-of-fact articles useful, informative, and easy to understand.

With her analytical nature and multifaceted background in both the sciences and the arts, Eva has enjoyed creating curriculum material, attending conferences, and working in science labs. Her interests include brain research, human development, school curriculum approaches, health, and medicine.

Eva teaches writing skills, edits novels and short fiction, and mentors young authors. When not teaching or writing, she likes to attend concerts, explore Edmonton’s summer festivals, and visit the Strathcona Farmers’ Market–experiences that ultimately wend their way into her novels.

Current works-in-progress include novels Beyond the Music (companion and sequel to Beyond the Precipice), Druyan (fantasy adventure), Ironclad (supernatural adventure), and a parenting/educator handbook.

Beyond the Precipicebtp-frontcover-2-dwp, a reality-based, interpretive literary fiction/psychological suspense novel based in the Edmonton and the University of Alberta area, addresses issues of grief, abuse, and the power of unconditional love against a backdrop of the passion for music and the need to be true to oneself. It has received stellar reviews from literary professionals and educators locally and around the globe. (Also see readers’ responses.)

Druyan, a fantasy adventure novel, was the project of NaNoWriMo 2014, when Eva received her certificate for 50,000 words in 30 days.

In the latter half of 2017, Eva’s travel article will be published in the WFSC Canada 150 Book Project as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, 2017.

Many of Eva’s short stories, excerpts, and articles are found on Angie’s Diary E-magazine (Netherlands), including “The Waiting Room” (paranormal), “Hanging Loose in Hawaii,” (travel), and “Two Provinces, Three Weeks, 101 Experiences” (travel, family).

Recent additions to the short story collection are “Peace Giver” (featured story, Dec. 2015), “In Search of Wind” and “Hearts On Fire” (sci-fi screenplay), which can all be found on Storybird.

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13 Responses to About Eva

  1. vinnieh says:

    I really like your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hey Eva, You blog is very interesting 🙂

    Happy Blogging

    Liked by 1 person

  3. JJAzar says:

    Eva, I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! (linked here): https://jjazar.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/officially-lovely-i-received-the-one-lovely-blog-award/ . I’m not sure if you’ve been nominated before (I wouldn’t be surprised), so I nominated you just in case.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. GP Cox says:

    Pleased to meet you.

    Liked by 1 person

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