86 year old father and 63 year old daughter both publish books

Diane DeVillers
Posted September 13, 2019 from United States
My book "The Eve Chronicles" three books in one paperback book


Father at 86, and Daughter at 63, both Publish Books


My father and I published our books, books that are very different in subject matter, his is a historical novel about the Korean and Afghanistan War, highly researched and reads like  Tom Clancy novel.

“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”: Eve searches 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.

Felix and Eve: Felix hires Eve; he’s a cantankerous elderly man who needs round-the-clock nursing care. 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 1930s.

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
Sep 14, 2019
Sep 14, 2019

Hi Diane,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your post.

You will want to put your book "offers" on the WP "Resources" page as it's a resource, however. This is the page:

I hope you're doing well, and having a great weekend:-)

Sep 14, 2019
Sep 14, 2019

Dear Diane,
Congratulations to the both of you. At least the battle of writing has ended for a while haha. It might not have been an easy work for the both of you but you finally made it.
Cheers and have a great weekend.

Hannah B
Sep 15, 2019
Sep 15, 2019

Dear Diane,
Thank you for sharing about your books, and congratulations on their publication!
I wish you all the best with your sales.
Kind regards,

Beth Lacey
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 17, 2019

Good luck with your book sales.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Sep 19, 2019
Sep 19, 2019

Hello, Diane,

Congratulations! Wow, what a lovely father-daughter achievement this is. Thanks for sharing!

Anita Shrestha
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Diane,
Hope you are doing well. Thanks you so much for sharing about your books together with your dad. I wish all the best with the book sales. It must be exciting to do something with your father.
May you both be blessed

Mar 05
Mar 05

Congratulation for you and your father
Jane Kalu

Mar 12
Mar 12

What a wonderful accomplishment! Wishing you both success.

Thank you, Connie

Elly Hawkins
Apr 03
Apr 03

What a great father-daughter bonding experience!
Thank you for sharing!