Éilísh Frazier

Biography

Raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas runnin' barefoot and wild through the woods, Ms. Frazier spent most of her life taking care of others, as she was raised in a medical family. She is a retired nurse-paramedic, firefighter and licensed massage therapist.

Ms. Frazier is married to the love of her life, Jameson 'Gus' Rayne. They have two grown children and several others they raised as their own. In all, they have eleven grandchildren. They are their greatest joys and blessings.

Ms. Frazier sets her stories in Texas, bringing to the page the essence of life, love, family and a touch of spiritualism, without focusing on religion. These stories are written in Texas dialect along with some Gaelic and Native American dialects.

Eilish's upcoming works include Spirit Of Piney Woods: Family is Forever, Peterbilt Christmas, introducing more characters in the Piney Woods Saga, The S.L.U.T.'S. Memoires (Southern Lady Under Tremendous Stress), No Place That Far, a time travel love story based on the Great Hurricane of 1900, in Galveston Texas, and the long awaited The Phoenix Three series.

I played with these stories my entire life, then three years ago I was struck by a speeding vehicle, while I was walking into a store. I could no longer work as a nurse and massage therapist. So, I decided it was time to do something productive, rather than sitting at home each day feeling sorry for myself. I began taking my storytelling seriously.

I was raised in the oral tradition of storytelling. Having a grandmother of Native American and Celtic heritage, storytelling was a requirement in our home. It was a special time for me, as Grams' stories came alive while we sat 'round the fire in her humble and modest home. She was an amazing storyteller, creating stories off-the-cuff, and making those listening believe some of these were ancient stories passed down through the generations.

We had a special game we played. Story-weaving, she called it. She would say a sentence, and then I would add a sentence. We never knew which direction these stories would go. I wrote these sentences down each night, adding to them until we had a complete story. These were funny, adventurous, and heartwarming tales I raised my own children on.

It is my wish to bring back a bit of the magic of old time storytelling in my novels, making the reader feel as if they are sitting 'round a fire listening to the storyteller.

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