Eva Augustin Rumpf has been writing since she could hold a crayon and hasn't stopped! She's now published 3 books and will soon publish her fourth.
Eva Augustin Rumpf has been writing since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Writing skills run in her father's family, and early on she saw this as her calling. Her teachers in school encouraged her, and some of her poems were published while she was in high school.
Eva was born and raised in New Orleans and left the city at age 18 to attend Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill, where she majored in English. She later earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism at MarquetteUniversity in Milwaukee.
She published her first freelance article for pay 35 years ago. Since then she has published hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and several of her essays and articles have been syndicated nationally.
She has worked as an English teacher, newspaper reporter, publications editor, public relations executive, and university journalism instructor. She is co-author of a self-help book for women; author of the satiric novel Prot U; and author of Reclamation, her memoir of her childhood in New Orleans. Her novel and memoir are available at www.booklocker.com.
Eva's historical novel, In Liberty's Name, will be published by Knox Robinson Publishing in Spring 2014.
She currently lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Bill. They have four adult children and five grandchildren. She continues to write, edit and teach writing workshops.
New Orleans, LA USA
Eva is currently promoting her memoir, Reclamation: Memories from a New Orleans Girlhood, with readings and presentations. She has completed her fourth book, a historical novel, to be published in 2014.
Eva Augustin Rumpf
2605 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211
Reclamation: Memories from a New Orleans Girlhood
Reclamation: Memories from a New Orleans Girlhood is set in the 1940s and ‘50s in America’s most unique city. In dramatic scenes, the author re-creates World War II blackouts, Mardi Gras celebrations, segregation, polio and whooping cough epidemics, and hurricanes. She evokes a lost age of drug store soda fountains, sidewalk games, street vendors, tepee motels, radio dramas, cod liver oil, party lines, and double features at the movies. The author’s moving accounts of her childhood show her struggle for identity and freedom in her large family and why she felt compelled to leave New Orleans. It was only after the floods of Hurricane Katrina wiped out much of the city that she realized how much had been lost, and she sought to reclaim her personal past.
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