Me! Evelyn Isaacks

What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.

~ Anne Lamott

Hi, I’m Evelyn. Previously, I taught high school English and British Literature. Now, I work for an education technology company and in my spare time, write historical romance that is inspired by revolutionary women and the men who love them. As Evie Isaacks I write contemporary romance about people figuring out their future.

I live in Virginia with my husband and son and two dogs. I love hiking, cooking, embroidery and walking through my city wondering about the lives that were lived here.

In this blog I write about my process and inspiration, but also my joys, struggles and everyday life.

Inspiration Monday

Whew! It’s been so long since I posted Inspiration Monday. 21 days! I didn’t realize it had been that long, and I feel pretty bummed about it. Sort of. See, I have a bad habit of going big and then fading out. I don’t like doing that, but I think I might have bitten off a…

Weekly Progress Wednesday

Writing Progress Filles Du Roi WIP: Current word count: 7,235 (no change) So, I haven’t done any BICHOK work on this, but I’ve been doing a lot of discovery that will give me a much stronger foundation as I move forward. I’ll talk more about that in a second. Platform Progress Nothing happening here! It’s been…

Inspiration Monday: Laura Benanti

You know Oprah’s motto, “Live Your Best Life Now”? I have a feeling this lady is doing just that. Laura Benanti is a Tony award winning Broadway star also seen on TV shows that I love, like Nashville, the short lived Go On and currently Supergirl. She’s also hilarious on Twitter and in real life. But why is she…

Today in history

Today, in 1917, America broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, who had announced unrestricted submarine warfare. This was the beginning of America’s entrance into the Great War, also known today as WWI. I recently finished listening to a book I’ve re-read frequently since I was about 11, Rilla of Ingleside, which is all about Anne of Green…


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