Hi, I’m Eve Messenger, avid reader of YA novels. I write them too.
I’m half Japanese but look totally white. Or maybe a better way to phrase that is that I am culturally half-Japanese because my first-generation Japanese mother and white American father adopted me as a newborn. I speak Japanese, sing Japanese songs, eat Japanese food, and have happy memories of living in Japan.
As a child, I lived in Japan, Taiwan, Virginia, and California. Growing up in different cultures taught me at an early age to have an open mind.
Books and music keep me sane (mostly). Libraries and nature are my sanctuary.
I live in the California Mojave Desert (also called the High Desert) with my husband and youngest daughter. The High Desert might look like just a bunch of rocks, sand, and Joshua Trees, but there is a lot of magic here.
Writers I admire include (but are not limited to) Sabaa Tahir, Victoria Schwab, A.S. King, Naomi Novik, Shannon Hale, and Maggie Stiefvater. I met Victoria Schwab twice at book signings and was a total nervous fan girl both times. In one of my books, Victoria wrote: “I can’t wait to read what you have in store.” Someday, Victoria. Someday.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English, and I’ve published one poem.
My day job is piano teacher. I used to be in bands and stuff. I’m also an ASCAP songwriter.
Now for some numbers: one husband, two kids, three step-kids, two cats, one dog, and four goats. . . well, sort of four goats. They’re my neighbor’s, but I am their goat godmother.
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