https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SmartyPants196 … Read about an author speaking about her books “From the Waters of Coyote Springs” and “Felix and Eve” and “The Arrangement” about a woman finding herself in the wilds of Wallowa Mountains in Oregon
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.
http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K Check out my author page about my book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers aka girlpower. Eve lives in her tent doing timber stand inventory for the Forest Service. She’s an independent woman who knows her own mind and lives her life by her own intent. The book has three books in a Eve series. the first book is “From the Waters of Coyote Springs”.
The second book ‘Felix and Eve” is when she moves to Gold Beach on the Oregon coast and spends the summer with an elderly man recovering from heart bi-pass surgery.
The third book is “The Arrangement” when Eve is now a retired baby boomer living on Moon Mt in Eugene Oregon, a friend, Vinnie lives in her back yard in a yurt. Every year Eve travels to Catalina island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.
Read my short story “God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” in Setting Forth and online magazine. And my poem “Waiting, Watching”. If you like them then go to amazon and look up “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers
Check out my website about my new book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers where she lives out in the forests in the Wallowa Mountain range, while doing timber inventory for the forest service.
A touching story about a caregiver and an elderly man in a nursing home somewhere in Wisconsin. Published in a new ezine called Setting Forth, where writers can submit their short stories, poetry, essays and other written works to Katherine the best editor I’ve had.
“The Eve Chronicles” begins when Eve moves west to the Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon where she works in a forester crew doing timber inventory in the forest service near Joseph Oregon. She soon becomes known as “Queen of the Comeback” by the men in the crew. They live in tents and trailers moving camp as they make their way north across the forest. The first book ‘From the Waters of Coyote Springs.” where Eve tries to find her place in the world.
The second book ‘Felix and Eve” is when she moves to Gold Beach where she becomes a live in caregiver to an elderly man who just had bi-bass surgery. These two people from very different generations adapt to each other, Felix is set in his ways, and Eve is a go with the flow kind of person. At night he tells her about the good old days when he worked for Al Capone the notorious gangster back in Chicago during Prohibition.
The third book in “The Eve Chronicles” is ‘The Arrangement” where Eve a now retired baby boomer has bought a house on Moon Mt in Eugene. Her long time fried Vinnie lives in her back yard in a yurt. They play in a band together and spend the weekend of the Oregon Country Fair together. Then like every year she gets a letter with a skeleton key in it and she head south to Catalina Island. She spends the summer with a former lover who has multiple sclerosis.
Vinnie stays behind to harvest her gardens and is her caretaker. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.
Her father published his “The Stone Horse & Droshki” by Ken De Villers about the Korean War it’s a spy story in the mode of Tom Clancy, with lots of great research. The story is rich and full of history. How a half Sioux Indian half Russian man works his way up in the American Air Force only to ditch his plane and become one of Russia’s top Air Force officer.
Novel, The long description
The memoirs of Colonel General Yuri D. Danilov, born in the Ukraine,
Father an American full blood Oglala Sioux Indian. Mother a Ukrainian with
a close relationship to the Nikita Khrushchev family. Yuri Spends his
boyhood in Kiev, the Ukraine.
At age twenty he flies jet fighters as a member of the US Air Force in the
Korean War. He is recruited as a secret agent for the Soviet KGB. Leaving
Korea he is assigned to Edwards Air Force Base, California. In the late
1960’s he works on a top secret CIA project which develops the new
Lockheed U-2 spy plane. The CIA then uses these high flying jet planes
to over-fly the Soviet Union and gather data and photographs of secret
USSR military installations. In 1960 Yuri enables the Soviet air defense
to shoot down a CIA U-2 flown by Francis Gary Powers as it soars
over a Soviet military Base. When the CIA begins an investigation
looking for a suspected Soviet spy in US military ranks the KGB orders him
to return to Moscow.
Returning to his homeland he is allowed to serve in the Soviet Air Army.
Six months later Yuri is part of a group led by Premier Anastas Miloyan
which secretly meets in Mexico with US Attorney General Robert Kennedy
and a US delegation. In a long private session the two countries resolve
the dangerous October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1965 Yuri helps train
North Vietnam MIG pilots and he flies several combat missions against the
Americans. In December 1979 he commands all the Soviet Air Regiments
during their Intervention into Afghanistan. He serves four years in the war
and after being badly wounded he is transferred back to Moscow for
During his long military career servicing in two super powers Air Force’s
he gets to meet Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsen, Cosmonaut Yuri
Gagarin, Chuck Yeager and other notable aviation figures.
Yuri’s memoirs relate the inside view of the deadly political intrigue during
Soviet government secret changes. The USSR is a closed society
thus most of these events were never known to the Soviet people or the
world. We also follow his awaking to the failure of the Communist system.
Lastly this story relates the lasting love and devotion between Yuri and his
wife, the beautiful Japanese-Russian, Eiko Haraoka.
my website on wix, check out my books.
https://plus.google.com/1102815941″The Eve Chronicles” follows Eve as she does timber inventory in the remote Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon. “From the Waters of Coyote Springs” shows a free spirited woman holding her own in a camp of mostly men.They live in tents above the Coyote Springs and spend the days measuring the forest. Working in some of the most remote forests not far from Hells Canyon.
Then “Felix and Eve” tells the story of an elderly man who hires a young woman to be his live in caregiver for the summer after having heart by-pass surgery. Eve moves in with Felix in the coastal town of Gold Beach and they soon find out that such two different people from different generations can find a way to come together. Felix is set in his ways and Eve goes with the flow. Felix tells her stories of the good ole days when he worked for Al Capone the notorious gangster.
“The Arrangement” takes place in Eugene, Oregon where Eve a now retired baby boomer buys a house and property on Moon Mt. Vinnie lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year Eve gets the same letter with a skeleton key in it. She leaves her home in the good hands of Vinnie who as caretaker takes care of her home and gardens while she travels to Catalina Island to spend the winter with a former lover, but it isn’t what you think.
Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.