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Eva Braswell

Normal, Illinois, United States


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Being a "little old lady" of eighty-two years, I still enjoy writing. In my teen years, I started writing verse and opinionated articles, "putting down what came to me. My childhood was isolated, due to living in a remote area, so I read for entertainment as well as enlightenment. At nineteen, I married.and shortly after, my husband served two years overseas during WWII. When he came home, we had two children and I became a lady's seamstress and tailor, working out of our home, to supplement our income. There was little time to write until after the children were grown. My first book was a result of the reminiscence of boyhood projects that my husband and his brother discussed. Due to the encouragement of our son and daughter, it became a full-length novel of my and my husband's memories. However, I did use fictional characters and added a little fiction, typical of the times. Our son, John Braswell, Jr., whose first book had just been published, sent off my manuscript. Of course, I dreamed of being published, - doesn't everyone? The publisher accepted "Little Willie of Yesteryear", and made my dream come true. A year later, they accepted the second manuscript, (a sequel), as Willie, confined to a wheel chair, attends college during the Great Depression Era. "Willie Goes to College" is set in depression times, yet depicts, in part, our son's experiences of living in a wheel chair.

Interests: Family, Writing, reading, sewing, gardening

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Little Willie of Yesteryear
  • Little Willie of (Yesteryear) goes to College
  • Other

  • Peaceful Living