Eva Augustin RumpfAuthor
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Eva Augustin Rumpf left the city at age 18 to attend Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, where she majored in English, graduating summa cum laude. She later earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has held a number of positions during her career, working as an English teacher, newspaper reporter, publications editor, mayoral staff aide, public relations executive, and university journalism instructor. She published her first freelance article in the local newspaper more than 35 years ago. Since then she has published hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and several of her essays and articles have been syndicated nationally. Eva is the author of two previous books. Eva currently lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Bill, and their two cats. They have four adult children and five grandchildren. She continues to write, edit and teach writing workshops.