Author Eva May
Eva has wanted to be a writer as far back as she can remember. At the age of four, she taught herself to read by matching stories she knew by heart to those strange black hieroglyphics on a white page. Once she knew what the letters stood for, she could write. She did, and she never stopped. Eva was born in Germany and came to Australia at age 14. This meant that she had to learn to write in a new language, and it took time to feel at home in it. After leaving school, Eva trained as a kindergarten teacher and worked in the field for a few years. She has also worked in bookshop, as a portrait model, and conducted classes and workshops in Confident Living. She now has her own business making and selling costume jewellery, and she manages and comperes a concert group performing at senior citizens’ centres, hospitals and social functions. Eva loves spending time with her family and friends. Her husband John, a chartered accountant, died four years ago, but she has two lovely daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and four fine grandsons. She also enjoys playing her electronic keyboard (she gave up the violin some time ago), going on holidays to always new places, painting pictures, composing songs, completing crosswords, quizzes and, of course, writing. She has had seven books published and stories, articles and poems featured in magazines and anthologies.