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About Eva

Eva Doherty Gremmert is a talented published author, a successful business woman, a sought-after public speaker and a professional genealogist.

Her first work of fiction, “A Cottage in Donegal, Mary Doherty’s Story,” was self-published in 2011 and continues to be well received for all these years.

Mary “Hudie” Doherty lived her entire life in the same townland in County Donegal, Ireland.

Her story is informative, historically accurate and draws the reader into a 19th century Irish country woman’s life.

It is an entertaining and evocative read. The book, written in memoir form, is from Mary’s perspective.

You can purchase the book here on this website, or on Amazon in both print and Kindle formats.

It is also reviewed on Goodreads and is available through many online resellers.

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Eva’s recently published book is a memoir detailing her journey raising her son Nick who was born in 1979 with multiple disabilities. Since January 2017, Eva has been publishing a blog with short vignettes of her life experiences and lessons learned from parenting Nick. 

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She is an accountant who specializes in personal and small business taxes, and has been in business since 1981. She owns her own tax preparation and business development firm, is an enrolled agent with the IRS and manages a staff of five.   She processes over 500 tax returns annually.

Non-Profit Organizations are another special interest for Eva. She’s assisted many non-profits over the years. She was the tax accountant for the Hadley Memorial Fund for seven years, a non-profit arm of the Seattle Skating Club. She was one of three people on the O’Dochartaigh Clann Executive Committee, serving for five years from 2000 to 2005.

Since 2001, she has served as the O’Dochartaigh Clann Worldwide Reunion Committee Coordinator. Her duties include organizing the event schedule in Ireland for the 10-day reunion, negotiating the terms with the vendors and suppliers, coordinating the efforts of the 10 committee members and handling the registration for the attendees. She is a founding member of the Irish Genealogical and Historical Society and currently is on the board of directors. Eva has researched and published five books on her family history and hosts two major genealogy research websites. She maintains a large genealogical website of her own family at 


She and her husband Arden have been married for 42 years. They spend their time between their homes in Carnation, WA and Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. They have raised four amazing children and have eleven beautiful grandchildren.

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.