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Behind the Intangible Heart

Eve Gaal

If anyone remembers me from school in Orange County, he or she might know I loved reading and writing poetry.
Many of my poems were published in school periodicals and yearbooks. In college, some of my humble poems made the school paper but unfortunately, financial goals pushed me into the advertising side of writing. Most newspapers enjoyed my creativity which helped revenues, but sadly, advertising wasn’t helping me move toward my life long dream of writing meaningful poetry and prose. Outside of a short stint as a restaurant columnist, I had to turn my back on my newspaper career and return to a world of mystery and the unknown. I had to create a future based on words. No big newspaper group to back me up—no management to prod me forward—no graphic artists to worry about—no sick days—just me--and whatever I wanted to write about.

Currently, I’m a freelance writer and though I occasionally help businesses with advertising copy, my emphasis is on poetry and fiction. Recent work has appeared in various anthologies, journals and even The Los Angeles Times. Typical themes involve a journey of some sort, because I feel there's nothing better than traveling in an armchair while reading.

My first novel, Penniless Hearts is doing well on Amazon and garnering glowing reviews from around the world. The setting is in Hawaii. A stand alone sequel takes place in Las Vegas and is called Penniless Souls. My short faith-based fantasy novella called The Fifth Commandment is currently available for Kindle readers and in print format too.

 In 2019, my friends and I formed a group called The StageLight Playwrights, and wrote a play about our town called The Legends of Wildomar, which was performed at Le Grand Theater to a packed audience. All proceeds went to BRICK for children's brain cancer research making it a true work from the heart.
Plans are in the works for my newest novel, The Happy War which I hope will be out soon.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you keep coming back and leaving me comments. I'm sure you can imagine that knowing you enjoy my posts makes a difference! Tell me!

For more information, or to see some of my publishing credits, please visit my website at www.evegaal.com 

Nature—more than anything--inspires me to write. In nature, I see God. I see love—I see truth and mystery.

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