Eloise Hamann loves to imagine and longs to live in a world filled with justice and fun puzzles. Her passion for puzzles led to becoming a mathematician. Her passion for imagining and justice led her to become a writer and political activist after retiring from San Jose State University.
As an academic, she wrote professional articles, contributed to newsletters, drafted memos on behalf of better education and university policies. As a political activist, she penned flyers and brochures advocating for causes.
As a volunteer for Child Protective Services, she wrote the short story, The Foster Princess, to be published as an ebook on May 20, 2017. It is available for pre-purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=The+Foster+Princess.
She began her encounter with the publishing world by campaigning for the work of her late award-winning poet son, Shannon. Her son’s collection of poetry, Deathdoubledactyl won publication by Pavement Saw Press, and Eloise independently published his novel, Brad Pitt Won’t Leave Me Alone.
Eloise describes her first novel, Inhabited, as Stephen King teams up with Garrison Keillor. She is putting finishing touches on her second novel, which describes an intelligent civilization that lives under the sea floor.
Her poetry and short stories have won pubication contests in three anthologies: Tides, Written Across the Genres, and Las Positas College Literary Anthology.