About Eloise

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, which is available at https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=The+Foster+Princess and on Amazon.

She began her encounter with the publishing world by campaigning for the work of her late award-winning poet son, Shannon. She cried with joy when her son’s collection of poetry, Deathdoubledactyl won publication by Pavement Saw Press. She also 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 been published in four anthologies: Tides,  Las Positas College Literary Anthology, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, and Glimpses.

Eloise’s daugher, Heather, is a traffic reporter on KGO in San Francisco. She produced the popular syndicated Dr. Dean Edell radio show before his retirement.

Eloise’s husband, Kenn, is an avid hiker. He retired first and got used to being a house husband and got used to doing things his way. Fine with Eloise!

1 thought on “About Eloise

  1. Hi Eloise, just yesterday I realized I have the poetry book written by your son. It must have come from the drawing at a TriValley meeting. Without paying much attention, I added it to a bookshelf at home. While going through my shelves, the last name stood out for me this time. I’m looking forward to his poetry, and have read the first couple.
    I’m sorry I spaced out on this. Had I been thinking, I would have read this months ago. Thank you for donating it to the raffle.
    I hope all is well with you,
    Jane Glendinning


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