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EVELIN TÄHT AUTHOR PAGE
about the author
The mother of two lives in the idyllic countryside. The fact that she was born in the former Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic has never stopped her from mastering a new skill whenever an obstacle has come her way.
Therefore she finds herself with numerous hobbies – a self-published author, book cover designer, entrepreneur, project manager, furniture restorer, builder, poultry raiser and dog owner, gardener, craftsman, photographer, webpage designer, and a speaker of four languages. As a matter of fact, she has a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and worked for a long time in a laboratory. But above that all, she is a trained support person and advocate for her special children.
Evelin began her writing journey following the release of the movie Green Book. It was then that she came to the realization that she was the one who had to put down on paper the fascinating life story of her father-in-law, Jüri Täht, who was a long-time Don Shirley Trio member and unexpectedly found himself portrayed in the Hollywood movie. The film triggered a chain reaction that led her here today.
Real People. Real Stories.
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True stories from two men who witnessed the brilliant and complicated mind of piano virtuoso Donald Shirley: cellist Juri Taht, a long-time colleague, and the maestro’s apprentice, double bass player Atro Mikkola.
The story of a resilient man who followed his calling, no matter the difficult circumstances life presented. The life of Estonian cellist Jüri Täht, the prototype for Oleg in the movie Green Book.
The book is in Estonian! The story of cellist Jüri Täht. It is the mother of the other two, that were written based upon the translation of this work, however, the English versions contain additional material and are written a little bit differently.
Works in progress
At the beginning of 2020, after the release of my first book, I was too optimistic because I had no idea of the difficulties that were about to come. (To clarify, I’m not talking about the global pandemic, although it did make things so much worse). This was the year that problems with my children began to manifest and they began to need help, but it was not easy to get a doctor’s appointment to get the diagnosis.
After two years of hectic time scheduling and working part-time in a laboratory, I had to take a leap of faith. I quit my job to be able to take care of my children. I had no jobs waiting for me and started from scratch with new reskilling courses.
Often I feel like I’m standing on the edge of insanity… writing it out of my system helped a lot. The work is in progress and I have no idea what will come out of it. A novel, a self-help book…time will tell.