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Hello and welcome.  Please allow me a moment of your time for the smallest of introductions. My name is Eva Vanrell and in the beginning of 2011, I took a blind leap of faith to pursue what I loved most. The result of that journey is my debut novel, The Butterfly Crest. This site catalogues my experiences in throwing myself headlong into the journey of writing my first book, and all the things that followed. I’ve started writing Book Two of the series, so please stay tuned.

The Butterfly Crest was published in May 2014 and is currently on sale at all major ebook retailers. Please visit the Bookshop for purchasing information (scroll down the page for the various retailer links, most of which have free sample chapters). If you would like to learn more, please feel free to take a look at the synopsis and some chapter excerpts in the menu above.

Happy Reading!



Recent Posts

A day in Palma


Arabian Baths, Palma de Mallorca. Image by Eva Vanrell.

Arabian Baths, Palma de Mallorca. Image by Eva Vanrell.

Spent all day walking around Palma de Mallorca. I saw a few things I hadn’t seen before, including the Arabian Baths. I went expecting something involving water, but they were actually steam baths. They used burners beneath the floor to create the steam, and the rooms were scented by burning rosemary.

Sunday’s closing of the Saint Bartholomew festival was really great. I got some pretty good shots, but I’ll need some time go through them and a steady internet connection to post – so please stay tuned.



  1. Days Unknown Leave a reply
  2. Day One in paradise Leave a reply
  3. Fringe Fiction GR Group: Where Indie Spirits Find Good Reads and Good Neighbours Leave a reply
  4. Meet My Character Blog Tour Leave a reply
  5. The Writing Process Blog Tour Leave a reply
  6. On the reality of fictional characters Leave a reply
  7. The Butterfly Crest – A Book Review Leave a reply
  8. On happy and unexpected occurrences Leave a reply
  9. On my first editorial review Leave a reply
  10. On going public… Leave a reply
  11. On a break from the madness… Leave a reply
  12. On abstract and out-of-context glimpses Leave a reply
  13. On rare moments of free time Leave a reply
  14. On completing appendices and hoping for spring Leave a reply