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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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My fathers’ book “The Stone Horse & Droshki by Ken De Villers

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 fly’s 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
medical treatment.

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.cover for proof kens

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Daughter and Father publish books from Wisconsin and Oregon

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“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.

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K%20

The remarkable life of a woman in Oregon who knows her own mind, and tries to find her place in the world.

The remarkable life of a woman in Oregon who knows her own mind, and tries to find her place in the worldcover for proof kens

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
medical treatment.

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.

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Fiction, historical, women's literature

Father 82, and daughter 58, both publish their own books.

cover for proof kensback cover for proof

Read a spy novel about the Korean War with the expertise of a Tom Clancy novel, highly researched about an American air force pilot who is half Sioux Indian and half Russian, who eventually makes his way to the top of the Russian Air Force. This well researched book tells the story of a remarkable man.

The book is called “The Stone Horse & Droshki” by Ken De Villers
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 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.

The Eve Chronicles cover-final oct 10 2013
Then his daughter wrote three fictionalized memoirs “The Eve Chronicles” about Eve who moves west to work as a timber cruiser doing timber inventory in the Wallow Mts in eastern Oregon. She then moves to Gold Beach to care for an elderly man who needs a live in caregiver for the summer. He tells her many tales of his life when he worked for the notorious Al Capone in Chicago. Then Eve, now a retired baby boomer moves to Eugene and attends the Oregon Country Fair before going to Catalina Island to visit a former lover. Vinnie who  lives in a yurt in her back yard stays behind to be caretaker of her property. Harvesting the garden they planted in spring. Vinnie, is in love with Eve but remains silent.

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K

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Father and daughter both publish books. He’s eighty-two, she’s 58.

Read a spy novel about the Korean War with the expertise of a Tom Clancy novel, highly researched about an American air force pilot who is half Sioux Indian and half Russian, who eventually makes his way to the top of the Russian Air Force. It’s named “The Stone Horse & Droshki by Ken De Villers.
Then his daughter , Diane DeVillers wrote three fictionalized memoirs “The Eve Chronicles” about Eve who moves west to work as a timber cruiser doing timber inventory in the Wallow Mountains in eastern Oregon. She then moves to Gold Beach to care for an elderly man who needs a live in caregiver for the summer. He tells her many tales of his life when he worked for the notorious Al Capone in Chicago.Then Eve, now a retired baby boomer, moves to Eugene and attends the Oregon Country Fair before going to Catalina Island to visit a former lover. Her caretaker, Vinnie who lives in her backyard  yurt in her back yard, in his yurt, stays behind as caretaker of her property. Vinnie is in love with her but remains silent.back cover for proof

A novel about the Korean War.

A novel about the Korean War.

The Eve Chronicles cover-final oct 10 2013

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