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Eve Silver

Photo: Shanon Fujioka 2012

National bestselling author Eve Silver writes for both adults and teens. She has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Eve's work won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award (2015), was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (2014), and was both an American Bookseller’s Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens (2013). She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier, and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. And a snake called Ragnar. You can find info about Eve and her books at www.EveSilver.net

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Crash. Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins, 2015
PUSH (The Game, book 2). Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins, 2014
RUSH (The Game, book 1). Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins, 2013
Body of Sin (Otherkin book 4). HQN, 2011
Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin book 3). HQN, 2010
Sins of the Soul (Otherkin book 2). HQN, 2010
Sins of the Heart (Otherkin book 1). HQN, 2010
Sin's Daughter (Otherkin book 0.5). HQN, 2010
Seduced by a Stranger. Kensington Zebra, 2009
His Wicked Sins. Kensington Zebra, 2008
Hidden (Northern Waste book 2). Dorchester Publishing; rereleased self published title, 2008, 2012
Kiss of the Vampire (in the anthology Nature of the Beast). Kensington Zebra, 2008
Demon's Hunger (Compact of Sorcerers book 2). Grand Central Publishing, Forever, 2008
Driven (Northern Waste book 1). Dorchester Publishing; rereleased self published title, 2007, 2012
Demon's Kiss (Compact of Sorcerers book 1). Grand Central Publishing, Forever, 2007
Dark Prince. Kensington Zebra, 2007
His Dark Kiss. Kensington Zebra; rereleased self published title, 2006, 2012
Dark Desires. Kensington Zebra; rereleased self published title, 2005, 2012

Awards

American Booksellers Association 2013 ABC Best Books for Children , 2013
starred review for Quill and Quire, 2013
starred review for Library Journal, 2007
starred review for Publishers Weekly, 2007
Best Books/Best genre Fiction for Library Journal, 2007
RT Reviewers Choice Awards (two) for RT BOOKreviews Magazine, 2007
Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy -- Shortlisted for Rush, 2014
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens for Rush, 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Informal Reading and Q&A:
This presentation opens with a brief overview of my background and how I came to write. I specifically discuss the process of writing my teen series and the link between the series and video games. I then do a ten-minute reading, after which I field questions from the students. Because groups of teens vary—some are eager to ask questions while others are more reticent—I come prepared with some questions that I ask them in order to spur dialogue, as well as anecdotes I can offer if the questions aren’t forthcoming. This presentation is usually 45-60 minutes. Presentation works with small or large groups.

Hands-on Writing Workshop:
This presentation opens with a brief overview of my background and how I came to write. I then work with students doing timed writing exercises to spur creativity. Exercises might include information on how to incorporate the five senses, creating characters, world building, dialogue, plotting, three act structure, pacing, and self-editing. I also discuss reading as a writer and finding the value in published books that don’t appeal to your specific reader taste. I am happy to tailor the presentation to librarian’s/teacher’s request (e.g. if a Writers Craft class is working on pacing, I’ll highlight that in my presentation). This type of workshop works best for smaller groups (15 to 30 students). This presentation can be 60 minutes, a half-day, or a full day, as required. I prefer to have advance notice and a contact email so I can forward handouts to be copied and distributed to the students. Age and experience do influence this presentation, so I tailor it according to grade and experience (e.g a grade nine English class would receive a slightly different presentation that a grade twelve Writer’s Craft class.)

Follow your dream even if it isn’t easy:
This presentation focuses on empowerment and goals. I open with a brief overview of my background and how I came to write. I discuss my own childhood and the difficulties I had learning to read, and my subsequent love of reading once I mastered the skill. Then I offer insights into the difficulties of a career as a published author and turn that around to show students how to face negativity and adversity. I discuss the tough parts of being an author, including the hundreds of rejection letters I received before I was published (and after) and the challenges of the revision process. I talk about learning to validate yourself rather than looking to others for validation because critics, bloggers, online reviewers are not always kind. This presentation is approximately 45-60 minutes and can be offered to large or small groups.

Book Talk:
For this presentation, participants should have read one or more of my books ahead of time. I discuss inspiration for the book, major themes and issues, and I invite participants to ask questions and share their thoughts and experiences.

 

I am also available for adult writer professional development workshops.

 

Grades I will present to: 7 and up
Audience size limit:
For an informal reading and Q&A or a follow-your-dream presentation, there is no audience size limit. I am happy to present to groups of less than 20 or more than 300. I require a microphone for large venues (auditoriums, gymnasiums). I request that a librarian, teacher, or other school representative be present throughout the presentation.
For book talk, attendance of approximately 20-30 students is ideal.
For writing workshops, attendance must be limited to a maximum of 30 participants.
Venues I will present in: All venues—classroom, library, auditorium, gymnasium.
Equipment and other requirements: For auditorium or gymnasium I require a microphone. For writing workshops, I prefer to have advance notice and a contact email so I can forward handouts to be copied and distributed to the students at the workshop.

Praise for Eve’s Presentations:
“Eve’s energetic, friendly and approachable personality made her a perfect match for communicating with teenagers. She spoke to the students about writing as a career and about her own journey to becoming a published author, giving the students a very realistic perspective, while still encouraging them to follow their own passions despite any obstacles they might have to overcome.


Eve’s fifteen years of teaching experience definitely showed in the level of engagement she had from the students and also in how she answered their questions. She addressed each student’s question with a detailed and thoughtful response and showed great enthusiasm when doing so.


Eve’s passion for reading and writing was also evident in the interactive writing activities that she had planned for the students. The students were very appreciate to have someone with her level of expertise support their personal writing projects.”
Ms. K. Houghton
English Teacher
Notre Dame High School, Toronto, ON

 

“Ms. Silver presented an hour long information and question session to approximately 100 high school students. Her presentation was engaging, entertaining and informative. Staff and students were able to learn more about being a writer and she provided excellent insights on several aspects of writing, editing, publishing and marketing a novel. Ms. Silver certainly proved that she is more than just a talented writer.”
Natalie Bell-Dagenais
Teacher-Librarian
Mother Teresa High School, Nepean, ON

“Eve is a great teacher. Inspiring, encouraging, smart, witty, and knowledgeable.”
Student
University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies
 

Presentation Length:
flexible
Genre:
YA/fiction/
Grades:
7-12
Audience size:
flexible
Workshop Description:

Hands-on Writing Workshop:
This presentation opens with a brief overview of my background and how I came to write. I then work with students doing timed writing exercises to spur creativity. Exercises might include information on how to incorporate the five senses, creating characters, world building, dialogue, plotting, three act structure, pacing, and self-editing. I also discuss reading as a writer and finding the value in published books that don’t appeal to your specific reader taste. I am happy to tailor the presentation to librarian’s/teacher’s request (e.g. if a Writers Craft class is working on pacing, I’ll highlight that in my presentation). This type of workshop works best for smaller groups (15 to 30 students). This presentation can be 60 minutes, a half-day, or a full day, as required. I prefer to have advance notice and a contact email so I can forward handouts to be copied and distributed to the students. Age and experience do influence this presentation, so I tailor it according to grade and experience (e.g a grade nine English class would receive a slightly different presentation that a grade twelve Writer’s Craft class.)

 

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$300.00
Two sessions:
$$550.00
Three sessions:
$$800.00
Four sessions:
$$1000.00
GST:
GST applicable