Bio (short version!)
Mandy Eve-Barnett is a multi-genre author writing children’s, YA and adult books. Every story has a basis of love, magic and mystery. Her passion for writing emerged later in life and she is making up for lost time. With five books published since 2011 and five more in progress, she indulges her Muse in creative as well as freelance writing. Mandy regularly blogs at http://www.mandyevebarnett.com where she encourages support and networking of all writers. She is also prolific on social media. As Secretary of her local writers group and past President of the Arts & Culture Council, she lives her creative life to the fullest.
Mandy currently lives in Alberta, Canada but is originally from England. Her background is diverse and gives her rich experience to utilize in her writing. Mandy has been a nursing professional, a business owner, and a sort after administration expert. She has traveled throughout Europe, parts of America and Canada and was born in Africa.
Mandy is passionate about writing to the point of obsession and she succeeded in becoming a published author in record time. Mandy’s venture into freelance writing has been successful and she regularly contributes to the Never Been Better page in the Sherwood Park newspaper as well as several anthologies.
Writing in various genres, Mandy has been published on numerous web sites as well as regularly blogging about her writing journey. https://mandyevebarnett.com/
September 2011 saw the launch of her first children’s book, Rumble’s First Scare, http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/retail/books/rumbles-first-scare
In August 2012 her adult fantasy e-book, The Rython Kingdom was released on Smashwords, Amazon.ca & Amazon.co.uk. It is now available through Create Space as a print version. http://www.amazon.ca/The-Rython-Kingdom-Mandy-Eve-Barnett-ebook/dp/B00AUBP2SO
Mandy recently collaborated in creating a ‘how to’ write your memoir workbook, Your Lifetime of Stories.
Mandy’s second children’s book, Ockleberries to the Rescue is here: http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/products/ockleberries-rescue
Her YA mystery adventure Clickety Click is here: http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/retail/books/clickety-click
An adult romance with a reincarnation twist, The Twesome Loop is available in print or ebook. On Amazon and Smashwords.
Mandy’s Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/author/mandyevebarnett
Not all books on Amazon or Smashwords so visit Dream Write Publishing.
Mandy has a new YA novella, Creature Hunt on Planet Toaria coming out in the first half of 2018 and is revisiting and editing a speculative fiction novel, Life in Slake Patch in the second half of 2018. (hopefully to be published in the fall 2018). Other manuscripts in the ‘pile’ are a thriller/suspense, The Giving Thief, and a western romance, Willow Tree Tears. With several requests for a sequel to The Rython Kingdom it has been added to the pending pile.
Bio (long version!) Art in all its forms has always been a real passion for Mandy. In her youth, and at the tender age of 12 years, her art teacher, Miss Randall submitted some of Mandy’s artwork to the Royal College of Art in London, UK. They accepted her for the next intake – unfortunately it was not to be at that time, due to Mandy still having another four years of school to complete and later due to parental guidance. Her path took Mandy in another direction. When she left school she went into training as a State Registered Nurse, however afterwards she made the decision to try something else. After a couple of administration jobs she took a deep breath and started up a company with a business partner. This venture proved very successful for nearly twenty-nine years although along with family life and commitments her creative outlet was sadly lacking during that time. Economics played a large part in Mandy’s family’s decision to immigrate. So the family moved to Canada from England in 2007. It was a great leap of faith for them to find a new life and a better future for their children. Along with this new life, Mandy promised herself she would find an outlet for her creativity, which had taken a back seat for decades, apart from the occasional dip! So when the family had settled into their new Canadian home, schools and work, she began looking for a creative outlet. By chance she found the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County and attended her first meeting – which turned out to be a revelation in finding such a friendly bunch of people all passionate about writing and immensely supportive. Thus Mandy’s writing career began and she hasn’t looked back since. She is quoted as saying, ‘My creative void is now overflowing’. Mandy’s writing journey has taken her, in a very short time, on a journey she never thought possible.
Initially Mandy’s ‘publishing’ was restricted to small articles, such as on espressostories.com and the Albertan web site (www.albertabrand.com) but quickly extended to inclusion in an anthology, Writing Prompt Journey in 2010, on numerous web sites and in the local newspaper as well as regularly blogging about her writing journey at http://mandyevebarnett.com. She has successfully completed six National Novel Writing Month challenges with the subsequent volume of work resulting in six novel length manuscripts.
Mandy is a freelance writer and regular contributor to the Never Been Better page in the Sherwood Park newspaper and several anthologies. Mandy has attended the WFSC annual conference every year since 2009 and the PWAC conference/workshop in September 2012. She has attended numerous writing retreats at Strawberry Creek Retreat. A collaboration for a ‘how to write your memoir’ workbook, Your Lifetime of Stories saw the book published late in 2013. Currently, the illustrations are being completed for Mandy’s YA novella, Creature Hunt on Planet Toaria
As to where Mandy’s creativity comes from, it would have to be said it is drawn from the essence of the several continents where she has lived. Each has left a trace upon her soul. The heat and drum beats of Africa, the lushness and history of England and the changing seasons and vastness of Canada. Each has given Mandy a gift – a treasure trove of sights, sounds, smells and experiences from which to weave her stories.
Other publishing credits:
Alberta Brand – Newcomer stories – “An Alberta Newbie” dated 14th June 2010 http://www.albertacanada.com/immigration/choosing/people-stories.aspx
Writers Foundation of Strathcona County – http://wfscsherwoodpark.com/ – regular blogger and creator of the weekly writing prompt.
Submission at Scribe Slice – http://www.scribeslice.com/write/index/1363/Grains/10/0
“Knowing Mandy Eve-Barnett for about four years, I have come to know her as a center of influence in the Sherwood Park writing community… By ‘influence’ I am referring to her willingness to mentor and guide other writers in the Community, who would like to work on their skill sets and/or network with others in a positive and productive fashion… Smithwick Books looks forward to another four years of Mandy’s positive influence… GMB”
“Mandy’s reputation as a writer, is locally one of the best. Her support of other local writers is well known in the community and her grasp of what it takes to succeed comes from years of experience.” Vaun Gramatovich
“Mandy is a talented writer who also excels at helping others meet their potential. Her social media skills are far-reaching so she is connected to many skilled people.” Karen Probert
“Mandy is a great mentor”Beth Rowe
Guest Blogs & Interviews
http://brha99.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/a-parent-passing/ 5th September 2011 – “A Parent Passing”
http://www.magdaolchawska.com/entry/236 16th January 2012 – Interview
http://authoradduling.blogspot.ca/2012/05/author-spotlight-author-mandy-eve.html 29th May 2012 – Author’s Spotlight
http://thirstythursdayblog.blogspot.ca/2012/06/that-certain-spark-guest-post-by-mandy.html 5th June 2012 -That Certain Spark – A guest post.
http://www.kevinrau.com/i/MandyEveBarnett.asp 6th August 2012 – guest interview with Kevin Rau
http://wp.me/p2pf5s-1Fj 7th September 2012 – guest review on bunnysreview.com
http://elizabethbarone.net/2012/10/07/writers-work-spaces-mandy-eve-barnett/#comment-11330 7th October 2012 – writing space feature – Elizabeth Barone’s blog
http://elizabethbarone.net/https://mandyevebarnett.com/2013/02/03/love-to-spook-blog-hop/ Rumble Blog Hopping…3rd February 2013
http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/3/post/2013/05/mandy-eve-barnett-from-strathcona.html 2nd May 2013 G. Mitchell Baker – Interview
http://mypennameonly.webs.com/apps/blog/show/26171455-talking-with-mandy-eve-barnett 5th May 2013 Robin Leigh Morgan – Talking with
http://nowastedink.com/2013/05/17/writing-space-mandy-eve-barnett/ 17 May 2013 No Wasted Ink – Writing Space
http://kellysamarah.com/2013/08/23/author-spotlight-mandy-eve-barnett/ 23rd August 2013 interview with Kelly Samarah
Guest blogs every Wednesday in November 2013 on To Breath Is To Write – http://jlroeder.wordpress.com/
http://readingrecommendations.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/mandy-eve-barnett/ 7th January 2014 interview with Susan Toy
Featured on Be A Best Seller.com June 30, 2014 – ezine at http://www.beabestseller.com/
Blog interview 2 July 2014 Lisa de Nikolits on Goodreads
Blog interview- Character – 14th Jan 2015 http://idea-creations.blogspot.ca/2015/01/character-interview-evan-from-life-in.html
http://selfiesofsuccessforauthors.blogspot.ca/Guest Post – Mothers Day Special – 7th May 2015 – Ockleberries to the Rescue http://www.writingbelle.com/2015/05/mothers-day-special-mandy-eve-barnett.html
Guest Post – Character Creation – Andi O’Connor – 12th May 2015 https://www.andioconnor.net/blog/character-creation-mandy-eve-barnett
Guest Post – Promoting My Books Effectively – Alison Neuman – 25th June 2015 http://www.alisonneuman.ca/blog/2014/10/promoting-my-books-effectively/
Blog – Author Interview – 14th October 2015 http://idea-creations.blogspot.ca/2015/10/author-interview-mandy-barnett.html
Blog Interview – 8th December 2015 – Claire Luana http://claireluana.com/?p=733
Blog – Excerpt of novella – 31st December 2015 – http://ericjamesolson.com/2016/01/01/writing-as-art-2-0-the-rython-kingdom/
Blog Interview – 16th February 2016 – http://justbitsandpieces.com/2016/02/16/getting-to-know-mandy-eve-barnett/
Blog Interview – 25th July 2016 – https://evablaskovic.com/2016/07/26/interview-with-mandy-eve-barnett-author/
Blog Interview – 22nd August 2016 – https://josephdrumheller.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/five-steps-to-create-a-childrens-book/
Blog interview – 20th February 2018 -https://charliesangel0069.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/6316/
Online interview – 5th March 2018 – https://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/dirty-dozen-author-interview-mandy-eve-barnett/