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 seven books published since 2011 and two more launching 2019 and another two 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.
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Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01MDUAS0V
Not all books on Amazon or Smashwords so visit Dream Write Publishing. http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca
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/
Mandy has collaborated in creating a ‘how to’ write your memoir workbook, Your Lifetime of Stories.
A freelance ghost writing project saw Mandy complete a business/fiction book for a client. Journey to the Summit.
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 and presented at 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.
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.
WFSC Conference Presentation 6th April 2019 – Idea to Novel
Appreciation Award April 2019