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Who is Eva Adams?

Eva Adams is fictional in that she is who I choose to be and the name under which I write.

Until now I have had two other surnames; my father's and my husband's.  When I started to write many years ago I felt I needed my own name and so Eva Adams was born.

I was born in London to Polish parents who wanted to ensure I never forgot my Polish roots.  Polish brownies, Polish Saturday school, Polish church, Polish cinema, Polish discos, Polish dance…  we spent every summer in Poland where I loved the open plains, mountains, even swimming in ice cold streams…   But I was also a London girl who loved going to gigs (especially Bowie), rowing on the Serpentine and drinking and dancing in London's clubs. 

I've lived in London, France, Germany, Sicily, Brighton, Austria, Dorset, Ukraine and Singapore.  I've had a wide variety of jobs from ski instructor to marketing director and many years working with the British Council which took me all over the world.

 

My 'adventures' have included: 

head injuries: 7 

held at gunpoint: 2

in love: 3+

countries lived in: 7

countries visited: 50+

jobs: 20+

strangled: 1 

attacked by thugs but got them back: 1

married: 1

children: 2

widowed: 1 

The shock of my husband's premature departure from life (he was only thirty six) left a devastating hole. My first screenplay, Black Snow, tells the story of how our family came to terms with his loss.

 

I live, I dream, I write.  It's how I make sense of the world; through stories about life, death, dreams, love, loss and the myriad of other themes which occupy our lives.

 

 

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