Mandy Eve-Barnett resides in Alberta, Canada but is originally from England. She is a multi-genre author and freelance writer and lives and breathes the written word and creativity in all its forms. As Secretary of her local writing group, the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, she encourages others to discover their literary craft, helps organize events, and sets a weekly prompt. Mandy is also the Vice President of the Arts and Culture Council of Strathcona County and is committed to encouraging other creative arts.
With such diverse writing interests, you can find Mandy’s words in the Never Been Better publication, a page for the 55+ demographic, included in the E-Zine, Strathcona Connect, and numerous posts and content for her clients. Mandy also publishes regularly on her blog – www.mandyevebarnett.com – where she has built a writing community – sharing tips, news, interviews, and excerpts.
In September 2011, Mandy launched her first children’s book, Rumble’s First Scare – a story of a young monster discovering All Hallows Eve for the first time.
In August 2013, she published an adult fantasy set in medieval England, The Rython Kingdom. The story follows a storyteller to the King’s court, where he encounters a mysterious servant, a beautiful maid, and is embroiled in saving the kingdom. You can opt for the E-Book version from Smashwords, Amazon.com, co.uk or .ca, Barnes & Noble Nook or print from these same links or from www.dreamwritepublishing.ca
October 2014, saw the publication of Mandy’s second children’s book, Ockleberries to the Rescue, for older children. It is the story of two magical sprites and their adventures helping their forest friends.
A new YA book is pending for 1st October 2016 – Clickety-Click. A tale of a young orphaned girl unaware, at first, of the significance of the clicking noise she keeps hearing. Watch this space for updates.
Mandy has collaborated on a couple of books, too.
Writing Prompt Journey – The Road to Your Creativity. Writing prompts to inspire.
Your Lifetime of Stories – a guide book to start your memoirs.
As a prolific writer, Mandy is always working on several projects at a time. To list a few:
- Life in Slake Patch – a speculative fiction novel - Launch in spring 2017.
- The Twesome Loop – a romance with a reincarnation twist - Launch fall 2017.
- Willow Tree Tears – a western romance. Revisions pending.
- The Giving Thief – a suspense adventure. Revisions pending.
- Bubble the Grubble – a children’s book. In creation.
You can connect with Mandy through her blog – www.mandyevebarnett.com or by attending either the Words in the Park event in fall each year or her writing group’s annual spring conference. Otherwise, at the many events, readings or monthly writer’s meetings in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. Mandy also has an extensive social media presence so find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+.
"My creativity and imagination comes either consciously or subliminally, drawn from the spirit of several continents, which have left their essence on my soul. The heat and drums of Africa, the lushness and history of England, and the extreme seasons and openness of Canada. Each has given me a gift. That, along with a love of magical beings and the natural world – result in a treasure trove of sights, sounds, smells, and experiences I can weave into my stories."