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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 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.

Social media links:

Twitter @mandyevebarnett






Amazon author page:

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


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 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.

Other publishing credits:

Alberta Brand – Newcomer stories – “An Alberta Newbie” dated 14th June 2010

NBB! BannerSherwood Park News – Never Been Better page- several articles published in 2010,  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Writers Foundation Strathcona CountyWriters Foundation of Strathcona County – – regular blogger and creator of the weekly writing prompt.

Submission at Scribe Slice –


Guest Blogs & Interviews 5th September 2011 – “A Parent Passing” 16th January 2012 – Interview  29th May 2012 – Author’s Spotlight 5th June 2012 -That Certain Spark – A guest post. 6th August 2012 – guest interview with Kevin Rau   7th September 2012 – guest review on     7th October 2012 – writing space feature – Elizabeth Barone’s blog  Rumble Blog Hopping…3rd February 2013  2nd May 2013 G. Mitchell Baker –  Interview  5th May 2013 Robin Leigh Morgan – Talking with  17 May 2013 No Wasted Ink – Writing Space  23rd August 2013 interview with Kelly Samarah

Guest blogs every Wednesday in November 2013 on To Breath Is To Write – 7th January 2014 interview with Susan Toy

Featured on Be A Best    June 30, 2014 – ezine at

Blog interview 2 July 2014 Lisa de Nikolits on Goodreads

Blog interview on book marketing – 28 July 2014 – MandyEveBarnettBanner



Blog interview- Character – 14th Jan 2015 Post – Mothers Day Special – 7th May 2015 – Ockleberries to the Rescue

Guest Post – Character Creation – Andi O’Connor – 12th May 2015

Guest Post – Promoting My Books Effectively – Alison Neuman – 25th June 2015

Blog – Author Interview – 14th October 2015

Blog Interview – 8th December 2015 – Claire Luana

Blog – Excerpt of novella – 31st December 2015 –

Blog Interview – 16th February 2016 –

Blog Interview – 25th July 2016 –

Blog Interview – 22nd August 2016 –

Blog interview – 20th February 2018 -

Online interview – 5th March 2018 –






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  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!


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