Eve Christensen Wallinga was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. She lives and writes in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with her husband, Gary, and very small dog, Harald. She has two grown children - a daughter and a son. She and her husband are collaborative visual artists and together wrote the regional best-seller, "Waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore: A Guide for Sightseers, Hikers, and Romantics."
For her novel, "The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing," Eve's attention has turned to Southern landscapes - or more particularly, the New Orleans cityscape. In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was during her travels to New Orleans for breast reconstruction that she was inspired to write this story. As with any novel, some parts are based on truth and some are fiction. In "The Voodoo Breast," the reader would be surprised which are which . . .
Eve holds master's degrees in clinical psychology and business administration. She is a citizen activist concerned with environmental issues, especially the preservation of natural areas. She is also an advocate for women's health, specifically breast cancer. She helped start the Breastoration Foundation, based in New Orleans, to educate women about the many reconstructive options available today and also to aid women in financially challenging circumstances who cannot afford the associated costs for breast reconstruction. The Breastoration Foundation operates under the umbrella of The Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans.
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The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing
by Eve Wallinga
After breast cancer, Allie feels drawn to post-Katrina New Orleans for restorative surgery. Unusual events and curious coincidences begin to occur. Allie and her husband's love and faith are tested, as they struggle in a relationship strained by time, illness, and diverging views of reality. "The Big Easy stars in this affecting novel about a couple's unusual route to redemption." - Kirkus Review
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