89 year old father and 65 year old daughter both publish books.

girlpower Dide
Posted January 13, 2022 from United States

My father of 89 years and I of 65 years both published our books that are very different in subject matter. His book “The Stone Horse & Droshki by Ken De Villers, is a historical novel about the Korean and Afghanistan War, highly researched and reads like a Tom Clancy novel.

My book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers is a contemporary fictionalized memoir about when I first moved to Oregon and lived in the Wallowa Mountain working as a timber cruiser for the Forest Service.

“The Stone Horse & Droshki” by Ken De Villers is also a story of enduring love. It’s an adventure historical novel, the memoirs of Colonel General Yuri Danilov, the son of an American Sioux Indian and a Ukrainian Mother. Master spy for the Soviet KGB. Top Gun fighter pilot in the Korean, Vietnam and the Soviet Afghanistan wars. Privy to the internal workings of the Soviet Union’s Politburo. Also, a story of love and devotion between Yuri and the beautiful Japanese-Russian Eiko Haraoka.

My book is called “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers:

The paperback book is three novellas, inspired by the author’s own journals about her relationships, life, and work in the forests of Oregon, comprise “The Eve Chronicles”.

The first book is called “From the Waters of Coyote Springs “is about Eve searching for meaning to her life while working in the forest of the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon. Living in her tent she spends the day doing timber inventory for the Forest Service. Five other mismatched foresters live in the camp with her.

The second book in the paperback book is “Felix and Eve”. Felix, a cantankerous elderly man who needs round-the-clock nursing care. Felix hires Eve as a live-in caregiver. She’s a live-in-the-moment type of person. Once Felix accepts her, he tells of his relationship with the notorious gangster, Al Capone in Chicago during the 1930's.

The third book in “The Eve Chronicles is “The Arrangement” Each year, under a special arrangement, Eve spends the summer on Catalina Island with Sid, a retired college Professor, and Eve’s former lover, who has a debilitating type of Multiple Sclerosis. An irony is that the author, having left the forests to work with people as a caregiver, was later diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This afforded her the opportunity to retire early and focus on writing.

The three eBooks are available at Smashwords.com or Amazon.com or any other site that sells eBooks. The paperback book is available on Amazon and books stores that can access the Ingram Catalog.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 14
Jan 14

Hi Diane,

Thanks for sharing your publications. Hope you're doing well, and that you have a good weekend.