Eileen Troemel

Biography

From poetry to novel, I enjoy telling a good story or expressing a heartfelt emotion. I've been published in Circle Magazine, The American Tarot Association's Quarterly Journal, What's Cooking America, Children, Churches and Daddies, 2012 Daily Flash, and The Deadman’s Tome. I have a bachelor's degree in business and English Professional Writing and Book Editing. On the side, I have a small editing business. In addition to my work, I love to read, crochet, crafting, research genealogy, and spend time with family. I have three adult daughters and have been married to my husband for over 30 years. I’m the proud grandma of three fur babies – my daughters’ cats.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I write, I'm taken to a different place. It may sound cheesy but I'm a conduit for a story. I laugh, cry, rage with my characters and hope my readers will too. I love telling a good story.
What do your fans mean to you?
I view my fans as my supporters. I hope they read my stories and connect in some way with them.
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Where to find Eileen Troemel online


Series

Crochet Patterns
This incorporates all crochet patterns

Bobble Scarf

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Broomstick Lace Scarf

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DishTowel with Hanger

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Doubled Up Dishtowel

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Drop Stitch Dishtowel

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Wayfarer

Wayfarer Aegis

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Wayfarer

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Wayfarer Clans

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Wayfarer Immemorial

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Wayfarer Negotiator

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Short Stories
Fictional short stories

A Bright Future

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A Journey Home

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Death Waits

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Grandma's Doilies

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Incidental Characters

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Moments

Moments in Nature

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Moments in Spirit

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Moments in Life

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Books

Silk Shawl
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 470. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made with luxurious bamboo silk, this shawl is elegant and warm. Broomstick lace is an intermediate level technique which is based on an old technique. Using a large knitting needle (or broken broomstick handle), you work this with simple stitches in one direction. The end result is simply beautiful.
Royal Undercover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Mel Breuer is a supply officer and nothing else. Until a request to report to the security office on Space Station Joplin reveals her real identity. Demands from her large family change her life and drop her in the hands of John Vellum a professional protector. Her other life taught her to trust no one – ever.
Wayfarer Evolution
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,520. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
With the retreat of the Hettians to their own space, Adara is left to face the day to day running of the Wayfarers. With Oakes’ reassurance and Decker’s support, she plans to take the new ship and explore their sectors. A visit from Dalina of the Tuscalains and trouble in Hometown, Adara’s escape is delayed.
Quick & Easy Throws
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Need a gift in a hurry? Try these throws which can be made in under 12 hours. Using a large hook and thick yarn, you create a lovely warm throw which will fit into most décor.
Simple Set
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Is it cold out? Here's a hat and scarf set which works up fast and is soft and beautiful.
Point of No Return Cap
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 740. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Need a warm cap? Two skeins of yarn and a couple hours will net you a lovely cap.
Coverall Bibs
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Two patterns for large bibs to cover the entire front of a baby or alternatively use as a super cape.
Lacy Cap
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Warm and practical with a bit of fun, this two tone cap is great for cold weather. Made with Caron Simply Soft Party, it sparkles and glitters while being soft, luxurious and warm.
Wayfarer War
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Hettians storm through Human space destroying everything in their path. The Humans cower at Command and blame the other races. Adara and Decker want to stop them but haven't the power, they are left to rescue those few who survive.
Arched Squares Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made with beautiful and varied yarn, this afghan is a simple and fast project. Great for the beginner to learn different stitches, but also fun for the more advanced crocheter.
A Set of Squares
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General
Stylish but warm, this beautiful set is a quick project which will delight any recipient.
Jute & Cotton Baskets
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General
A unique technique using jute (or hemp) with crochet cotton to create baskets for any use or occasion.
Infinitely Luxurious
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General
Luxurious and warm, this scarf is easy to make and beautiful.
Wayfarer Home
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,410. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Building a new society, Adara struggles with all the responsibilities on her shoulders. An uncomfortable ship, seven months pregnant and a saboteur create an intolerable situation. Teamwork and drawing on all resources, including the children, helps get all the tasks done and sets a precedent on how they move forward as they travel to their new home.
Rise of the Ancients
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,210. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Trouble landed on Space Station Zed in the form of sexy but bawdy Samantha Crane. Security Chief Colin MacKenzie is torn between annoyed and attracted. Drawn together, Sam and Mac fight an ancient enemy newly awakened. This enemy destroys everything in its path threatening the station and millions of people. Will their passion and love be enough to win, or will a lack of trust destroy them?
Defenders of Magic
Series: Defenders. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,710. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tof, Bri and the rest of the Defenders established peace in their province. They've taught the people how to stand up for themselves. But the sovereigns sense turmoil in the rest of the land. A large group of riders breaches the safety of Bear's compound. Steps forward into new provinces brings politics, diplomacy, and new ways of battling the Troopers, Magic Seekers, and Council.
Wayfarer Contentious
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,020. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Change and conflict surround the Phoenix. New trainees and Nany O’Neal Finnegan arrive to board the Phoenix. The Command mandates keep coming provoking the unrest amongst the crew. Racial tensions rise with many attacks on other races. Trainees complain about Adara leading Command to issue an ultimatum. Allies are attacked, humans only is on the rise. Have they reached a tipping point?
Wayfarer Limits
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,490. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Disagreeing without fighting, Adara and Decker face the new challenges as Command issues new mandates restricting how all members do their jobs. Tension rises on the ship and across the human territory. Diplomatic relations with the Tuscalains goes poorly for the humans but not for the Wayfarers. Racial unrest ripples across the human territory, hitting close to home with Adara’s family.
Wayfarer Conviction
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,200. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Raiders, Tuscalains, and cold cases, Walter Farento, a services efficiency expert observes the Phoenix. Rhia fumbles for leads in her cold case, while the hacker eludes Jolen. Avin hunts a firebug. Sabotage threatens the assembly of a new station. A breakthrough in the cold case points to something deeper and more sinister. It all amounts to just another day on the job for Adara and Decker
Broomstick in a Log Cabin Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A 12 hour afghan, this log cabin uses broomstick lace to create a beautiful design. Warm, fun, and easy, it’s the perfect cuddling blanket.
Framed Tipped Lattice Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 730. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Twelve hour afghan is beautiful, warm, and soft. Made with Bernat Blanket yarn, it is a luxurious fleece.
Bandana X
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Working in the garden, going to the beach, on a hike, or reading a book, this bandana is lightweight delicate and beautiful for wear year round. It’s a great accessory for the active person.
Half Dozen Thread Headbands
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Half dozen thread headbands offers lightweight quick projects. These headbands are sassy, fun, and quirky. Each one can be completed in an evening.
Sparkling Squiggle Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Soft and fun, this scarf has a little bit of everything. It sparkles. It’s warm. It’s fun. A beautiful accessory for the cooler fall and early winter.
Shades of Blue
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made from Mohair, this shaded infinity scar offers a range of colors and plenty of warmth. It looks light and airy but is warm and comfortable.
Puff Chain Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A light scarf, small lacy and vibrant. It may be small but it packs a punch. This accessory will brighten any outfit.
Lattice Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Heavy duty scarf meant for the cold winter but still decorative. This scarf is simple to make for any level crocheter.
Climbing Vine Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Climbing Vine scarf is a great beginner project. It’s soft and warm to keep out the winter’s chill. The yarn is beautiful creating a delicate and soft accessory.
Zig Zag Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 370. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Graphically different, this scarf is a wonderfully light and fun. A quick pattern, this scarf can easily be made in an evening.
Triangular Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Infinitely soft and beautiful, this scarf is great for all seasons. A pleasant light scarf made to accent any outfit.
Spring Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Soft and light, this scarf is a lovely neutral accent to any outfit. It's a quick project easily made in an evening.
Red Blocks Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 380. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Simply and stunning, red blocks scarf captures your attention while being soft and vibrant.
Fillet Based Vines Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Bamboo silk is sleek, smooth, and soft. This scarf is light and sensual to the touch while being beautiful. Neutral colors go with any outfit.
Chains and Ribs Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Perfect for warmer weather, this scarf is fun, airy, and unique. Simple stitches create a light and beautiful scarf. Yarn is soft and silky. The scarf adds a perfect accent to any outfit.
Loopy Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made with fleece yarn, this afghan makes up in quickly and is warm. Light and lovely, it keeps you warm while looking beautiful.
Wild Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Mallory follows her magi gifts back to Linos Province where almost all the magi were killed. Her magi powers send her to help a boy. In saving the boy, she joins a small group who need her magi powers. The small group escapes from hostile villagers and magi hunters. Reaching Scons Province doesn’t offer safety only more challenges for Mallory, Leland, Pintra, Faolan, Jadan, Ovra, and Erga.
Draconian Peace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,000. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Racial tension has destroyed the relationship between the Draconians and the humans, leaving thousands of mixed breeds disenfranchised. Prejudice and suspicion mar the joining of Dewi Bradon, half and half, and Lord Lachlan Camdon until they learn to look passed their race and trust in each other. As they begin to trust, changes ripple through society and expose rampant corruption and crime.
Wayfarer Acceptance
Series: Wayfarer, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Adara gives birth! Their daughter arrives early and under less than ideal circumstances. Finally they learn why so many attempts have been made on Adara's life. While Adara and Decker get used to being parents, Jolen and Tillie take on a hacker. Rhia and Bas work on a murder case. Adara meets thirteen year old Bethania from the Holy Cross. The Holy Cross is an old private vessel carrying too many
Wayfarer Expansion
Series: Wayfarer, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,650. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Families grow as the crew of the Phoenix deals with hostages, encounters with new races, and settlers. Five months pregnant, Adara keeps working as a pilot, negotiator and as Mathair Naclan. Decker works to adjust to her new needs and limitations. The Phoenix is on the front line for tackling the Hettian threat as well as transporting settlers to their new planet.
Scrubbies
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Sponges hold germs and the store bought scrubbies fall apart with one use. The solution? Make your own. These two scrubbie patterns can be done in a short time and will last a long time. They can also go in the dishwasher or the washer to keep them clean. The combination of tulle with crochet cotton makes the durable and practical.
Tipped Doubles Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A great pattern for a beginner, tipped doubles uses chains, single crochet, and double crochet to create a beautiful scarf. This is a great pattern to show off a variegated yarn as it highlights the yarn.
Bobble Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Offering two looks, the bobble scarf is soft with a lot of texture. The front features the bumpy bobble and the back smooths out the roughness of winter.
Faux Crocodile Beret
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Do you like the crocodile stitch but hate the sequence of rows? Here is a way to create the crocodile stitch in one row. This beret is stylish and beautiful. It is a statement while still being practical and warm.
Shawl Squared
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Feeling boxed in? Do it in style with this shawl. Made with simple single and double crochets the pattern works up quickly for a spectacular warm accessory.
Puff Blanket
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
For those cold nights, you need a warm blanket to cuddle under. The Puff Blanket uses Bernat Blanket fleece making it cold proof. The pattern is simple. Using a large hook, this pattern makes up quickly.
Large Shell Cowl
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Thick and warm while still being soft and beautiful, this cowl will keep you warm and stylish. The cowl takes the place of jewelry, while providing warmth in the winter months.
Ladder Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 370. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Playing with stitches, this experiment is a delightful creation which offers warmth in winter and a pop of color. The triple crochet makes the pattern work up quickly for an evening project.
V Stitch Beret
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A fast and fun beret, made with beautiful soft yarn. This project won't take long to make and will be a hit for winter. The V Stitch highlights the yarn's colors and texture to create a lovely piece.
Warm Winter Set
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 770. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
When the temp drops below zero, this set will help keep out the frigid cold. A cute hat, scarf and wristers cover the parts of you most needing protection. Stylish and functional, this set keeps you looking good and warm.
Half Dozen Headbands
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Half Dozen Headbands features quick and easy headbands for a variety of weather. Each offers a unique and fun option. These patterns are great for using scraps and leftovers. They take little time to create and can be made to fit child or adult. Keep warm and beautiful with these six headbands.
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Smashwords book reviews by Eileen Troemel

  • How To Defeat Pixies. on March 23, 2015

    This needs a serious edit. The story is interesting, the imagination wonderful but the execution of the story is poor. The author says she has Dyslexia in which case she should get a good editor and keep writing. Her imagination is interesting but her writing style a little under developed. With a good editor I think she could produce some amazing stories. This was interesting and fun to read if you can get by all the grammar and spelling errors.
  • Hairy Dick on June 17, 2015

    Funny, sexing and a little kinky... like the twist on the werewolf story.
  • Questing Beast on Aug. 06, 2015

    Entertaining, imaginative, and an interesting take on crossing science fiction with fantasy / Arthurian mythology.
  • The Takeover on June 20, 2016

    Please edit. It may be erotica but get the spelling and grammar correct. There really isn't a lot of actual sex - it's a lot of implication.
  • The Lake on June 20, 2016

    Why couldn't he let her orgasm often? There are spelling and grammatical errors which are distracting. It's a bit of hot stranger sex.