My Goodreads booksite profile page about my book "The Eve Chronicles"

Diane DeVillers
Posted February 17, 2018 from United States
We made our camp near Coyote Springs in the Wallowa Mountains

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From my profile page:

I grew up in Wisconsin and moved up to mid-WI to live on a farm near Marion. I learned how to live off the land, growing our own food and milking goats, raising bees and we had lots of dogs and cats.

I became a tree camp cook for a crew of tree planters and worked all over the south, seeing the beauty of the forests in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. I then moved West to Oregon to work as a forester apprentice working all over in Oregon's national forest. My work took me into wilderness areas near John Day and to the Wallowa Mountains near Joseph Oregon.

I lived the life of a nomad, moving our camp every few weeks whenever we finished taking inventory of the forests trees, shrubs, and grasses.

I eventually came back to social serves and landed a job at the University of Oregon Semi-Independent Living Program as an outreach worker providing support to a dozen developmentally disabled adults living in their own apartments. The non-profit was formed and the birth of Oregon Supported Living Progam occurred and it turned out to be the top progressive agency in the Northwest. It was rather ironic that I became disabled myself by Multiple Sclerosis and was forced to retire.

So one day I pulled down a box of my journals and started reading. I found them amusing and started writing them up into three books. "From the Waters of Coyote Springs" was about my forestry days. "Felix and Eve" is about when Eve finds a job as a live-in caregiver for a man recovering from by-pass surgery. He hires her for the summer. He's a grumpy person who she eventually smooths like the stones in the river. He tells her stories every night while they play cards. He tells her about the good old days when he worked for the notorious gangster Al Capone.

The third book "The Arrangement" is about the now retired, baby boomer Eve, who now owns property on Moon Mt in Eugene. Vinnie an old friend lives in his yurt in her backyard. Every year she gets the same letter with the same skeleton key and she flies down to Catalina Island to care for her former lover who has Multiple Sclerosis.

Vinnie stays behind and caretakes her gardens and flower beds. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.

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Jill Langhus
Feb 18, 2018
Feb 18, 2018

Hi Diane. Thanks for sharing your book link and book excerpt.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Feb 18, 2018
Feb 18, 2018

Hi girl power

You have had quite an adventurous life and am sure people will love to know about your life through your books. 

Thanks for sharing and we shall pass on the link. 

Stay blessed

Diane DeVillers
Feb 18, 2018
Feb 18, 2018

Thanks for the encouragement. What's Sowing seeds of Tumani? sounds interesting. Always good to have a passion

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 14, 2018

Dear Diane, so good to come across your story here.
Keep writing and sharing your experiences because writing is therapy to the soul and your stories may inspire many.

Blessings to you!
Queen

Diane DeVillers
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 14, 2018

Ah, shucks, you are so very kind.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Apr 16, 2018
Apr 16, 2018

Thank you my dear, likewise!
Queen