New offer on my freelance site for writers/authors. Go check it out. https://tailoredthemedtosuit.wordpress.com/
Panelist at When Worlds Collide August 13 to 15, 2021 Friday 2 PM Writing Groups—How To Run Them and How To Get Involved.
I continue to host the monthly writers meetings for the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County via virtual technology. I create writing exercises, present topics on anything writing related for discussion and manage the attendee’s so everyone has time to share, converse and question. I also create weekly creative writing prompts for their website.
Judge – June 2021
I was honoured to be approached to judge entries for the Robyn Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest. I enjoyed reading and judging the entries for the ten year old submissions for this children’s writing contest. It is good to know there are young writers out there learning the craft. Their imaginations, storytelling skills and structure were very good.
Mandy offers presentations on a variety of writing related topics – ask today.
Presenter Bio: Mandy Eve-Barnett
Mandy’s presentations are practical, inspirational, interactive and actionable. She draws on over 10 years’ experience as a multi-genre author, freelance writer and writing community advocate as well as Secretary of The Writers Foundation of Strathcona County and past President of the Arts & Culture Council of Strathcona Council to speak on a diverse number of topics.
With nine books published since 2011, and more awaiting the editing process, Mandy knows the joys and difficulties of the writing life. She also hosts the Writers Circle monthly meeting and creates weekly writing prompts for the WFSC website.
Mandy has been blogging since 2010 and has over 4000 followers on her blog. She supports, encourages and mentors writers through regular interviews and connection through her blog and social media.
Past Presentations: Create a Canadian Super Hero, Personality Traits in your Characters, Idea to Novel, How to Create A Goodreads Author Profile, Creating a Great Blog Post and Maintaining a Blog, How to Create a Great Blog Post.
Panel Participant: Wordbridge 2021 – Panel: Romantics at Heart and Preparing for publication
Podcast interview with Ted Huntingdon – Women’s Writes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoFyPr4NxRY
Speaking about my writing group’s annual conference 27th March 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG0hnRR_LVo
My steampunk novel, The Commodore’s Gift. https://threesixtyalberta.com/?videos=sherwood-park-author-mandy-barnett-reveals-next-book-project
March 31 2020
My radio interview on Chat & Spin FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY 2021 FRIDAY’S EVENING & LATE SHOW 6.10PM – 8.30PM UK TIME (PART 1) 1:45.40 on the timeline. https://chatandspinradio.com/listen-again/
21st December 2020 – Podcast Interview with Josuha Pantalleresco (Please note adult content) https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/jpantalleresco/episodes/2020-12-27T19_26_21-08_00
The writing documentary, I was pleased to contribute to for film production student, Jessica. https://drive.google.com/…/1FHU6M6WbP…/view
6th September, 2020 Radio Interview with host, Mike Deregowski on The Writer’s Block at Sound Sugar Radio. Timeline 29.53 https://www.soundsugarradio.com/shows?wix-music-comp-id=comp-kehdm9kg&wix-music-track-id=5001299109085184
Arts Talk Interview: Talking about my writing group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWuChupY40&t=732s
ThreeSixtyAlberta Interview: https://threesixtyalberta.com/?videos=sherwood-park-author-mandy-barnett-reveals-next-book-project
Online for Authors Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfpGTAlbd2s
Local newspaper interview November 2019: https://www.sherwoodparknews.com/news/local-news/local-author-pens-fantasy-novella-sequel?fbclid=IwAR06fH9VZEi2xp7StFtEsdl7MADczztc1UXz_bDXPG9VyLCnhNklxf5h_bg
Submission at Scribe Slice: http://www.scribeslice.com/write/index/1363/Grains/10/0
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, nature, magic and mystery. Her passion for writing emerged later in life and she is making up for lost time. With nine books published since 2011 and another five awaiting the editing process, 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 for writers and readers alike. She is also prolific on social media. As Secretary of her local writers group, the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, she hosts the monthly meetings and creates weekly writing prompts for the website. She is the Secretary of the Alberta Authors Cooperative and past President of the Arts & Culture Council of Strathcona County Council. Mandy Eve-Barnett lives her creative life to the fullest.
Social media links:
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01MDUAS0V
Alberta Authors Cooperative http://www.albertaauthorscooperative.ca/
Publisher 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
Presentation to the Strathcona County forum.