babyboomers, Books, counterculture, feminism, Fiction, Uncategorized

Oregon author publishes “The Eve Chronicles” about a counterculture woman

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

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babyboomers, feminism, Fiction, Uncategorized, women's literature, Writing

My book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers takes place in the Wallowa Mts in Oregon

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

Read my author page about my book that takes place in the remote Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon when I lived in my tent and worked as a forester doing timber surveys in eastern Oregon. It’s the closest I’ve become to being a vagabond. Living in my tent in alongside five other mismatched foresters, who were mostly men. I was teased relentlessly so cover frontThe Eve Chronicles cover (2)it didn’t take long until I was referred to as “The queen of the comeback”.

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health care, literature, Uncategorized, women's literature

“God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” a short story by a caregiver about an elderly man.

Read my short story “God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” about a caregiver and her elderly resident in a nursing home. The dignity and love shown to a man in the last years of his life.

http://settingforth.org/?cat=7&paged=3

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disability, Multiple Sclerosis, Uncategorized, Writing

MS can turn out to be a good thing.

Read this great blog about finding out you have MS

http://www.msconnection.org/Blog/May-2016/Dear-Cat?saved=1

Your essay really hit home for me, as it expressed exactly how i felt waiting for the dr to tell me the news. As i was walking into the doctors, there was a long hall to get to his door and i thought to myself, “when i walk out this door my life will be changed forever” and it did. But like you said, it doesn’t define me, thinking the worst is only a first response, since i had progressive kind i thought my life was over. After the initial shock of it all, was over, i developed into a calm state where i began the first day of the rest of my life. My MS stabilized and hasn’t progressed in 10 years, . One day when i was cleaning out my closets, i found my journals from the early days when i first moved to Oregon, when i worked as a timber inventory forester in the Wallowa Mts in eastern OR. As i read them, i started to chuckle and thought, these would make a good book, so i wrote three fictionalized memoirs, i never would have found the time to write, if it wasn’t because of MS. I worked 35 years in service to people with disabilities, who better to know, life can be just as good even if you use a walker or are in a wheelchair. My profession taught me how to access grants, durable medical equipment so i knew the ropes. So without MS i never would have published my three books. “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers, check it out on amazon. Life changes, we adapt, and then finally we accept. Your story transported me back to the early days when i found out that yes MS can be a monster, but i am no longer afraid of my dragon, who waits for me, who someday will consume me, but i fight it, i do my best to adapt and move forward to what ever my path will be.

 

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Oregon woman publishes her book “The Eve Chronicles” a journey into the world of counterculture

Three books make "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers.

Three books make “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers.

 My paperback book “The Eve Chronicles” included three books, “From the Waters of Coyote Springs” “Felix and Eve” and “The Arrangement” all three also available seperately as e books. After 35 years in service to people with disabilities I am now disabled myself with Multiple Sclerosis, but it’s a good story, one day while I was cleaning out my closet I ran across my journals from when I first moved to Oregon and worked as a timber cruiser in eastern Oregon doing timber surveys, living in my tent in a camp with other foresters. As I read the journal i thought” Wow this could be made into a book, and that’s when I started writing., “From the waters of Coyote Springs.
“Felix and Eve” is when Eve moved to the Oregon coast to spend the summer with an elderly man who just had heart bypass surgery and needed a live in caregiver. At first he was rather cranky but before long them started a relationship that some would say was unique. At night while they played cards Felix started to tell her about his younger days when he worked for the notorious Al Capone. A heart warming yet funny story.
The last book “The Arrangement” is about the now retired, baby boomer Eve who now owns property on Moon Mountain in Eugene, Oregon. Vinnie her old friend lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year she gets a letter with a skeleton key in it and heads down to Catalina Island to take care of an old friend and lover who has MS.
Check out my amazon author page.
http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K and tell me what you think? I’d love to get some imput from other authors.
Diane DeVillers Eugene, OR

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New author published “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers

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Three books in one paperback book, “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVIllers is the journey taken by a self reliant woman in the early 80’s,when she moves west to work as a timber cruiser for the forest service, working all day doing timber inventory in the remote Wallowa Mountains. She camps with a group of mismatched foresters who are mainly men who tease her relentlessly, and before long she has the nickname Queen of the comeback.

When Eve moves to the Oregon coastal town of Gold Beach she becomes a caregiver for an elderly man who is recovering from bi-pass surgery. She spends the summer with the cantankerous Felix and yet although from two very different generations, they become friends. Every night he tells her stories as they play cards in the screened in  porch. He tells her stories about the good ole days when he worked for Al Capone the notorious gangster in Chicago during prohibition.

Felix is very set in his ways and Eve is a go with the flow, of the counterculture generation. See what happens when they develop a very different relationship than either one of them would have expected.

“The Arrangement” is the now retired baby boomer Eve who has settled down and bought property on Eugene’s Moon Mountain. Vinnie, her long time friend, lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year Eve gets the same letter with a skeleton key in it which takes her down to Catalina Island under a special arrangement,where she spends the summer with her former lovers who has the debilitating form of Multiple Sclerosis.  Vinnie remains on her estate as caretaker, tending to her gardens. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.

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