Mandy Eve-Barnett's Blog for Readers & Writers

My Book News & Advocate for the Writing Community ©


New offer on my freelance site for writers/authors. Go check it out.

Mandy offers presentations on a variety of writing related topics – ask today.

6th September, 2020 Radio Interview with host, Mike Deregowski on The Writer’s Block at SoundSugarRadio. Timeline 29.53

Presentation 25th April 2020 – WFSC Annual Conference – The Art of Writing CANCELLED

Poster 2020 image

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 eight books published since 2011, one more launching September 2020 and another three 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 4436 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, and Idea to Novel.

Online interview: Mrs Average Evaluates

Mandy Eve-Barnett

Arts Talk Interview: Talking about my writing group.

arts talk interview

ThreeSixtyAlberta Interview:


Online for Authors Interview:


Local newspaper interview November 2019:

15 Nov 2019 interview

NaNoWriMo 2019 Interview :

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 eight books published since 2011 and one more launching September 2020 and another three awaiting the editing process, she indulges her Muse in creative as well as freelance writing.  Mandy regularly blogs at where she encourages support and networking of all writers.  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 also the 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:


Not all books on Amazon or Smashwords so visit Dream Write Publishing.

Featured on:


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.

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 and the Albertan web site ( 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 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

award 2

WFSC speech 2016


  1. Pingback: Guest Post: Development of a Writing Space | Beyond the Precipice

  2. Pingback: Author Reading Event Follow-Up | Beyond the Precipice

  3. Pingback: Getting to Know- Mandy Eve-Barnett | Just Bits and Pieces

  4. Awesome media kit, Mandy. Alberta CA grabbed my attention since I’m a fan of the tv show Heartland. I noticed you are working on a cow girl book. I’ll be looking for it. Many Blessing. Oh, and I might give the contest(Treed) a go. Could be fun!


    • Thanks for dropping by Brenda. I love connecting with other writers and authors. I will take a look at your blog. The cowgirl book is making the rounds – fingers crossed. Now working on two other manuscripts this year. Yes, please have a go at the prompts. Happy writing.


  5. You have organized and layed this out well! Gives all your endevours and experience Mandy. Very well done !


  6. This is great Mandy! I like the flow and the effort you put into this shows – my blog is and is about 2 weeks old. It has taken me some time to get it organized and word press is somewhat easy to use- though my editing skils late at night are lacking at times.

    Looks like you are well on your way- much continued success!


Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at
%d bloggers like this: