J. Evans

Biography

My Lifelong Mission is to become the Greatest Fantasy Author Since Tolkien (or Lewis, on Sundays.) Fingers crossed, I hope to write and illustrate a new book each year until I get arthritis. However, since I concocted this Grand Plan, I am about 5 books behind schedule. (Take that, Plans!)

I have been writing steadily for ten years and I am finally starting to get the hang of it. During the last few years I self-published two novels (Riverlilly online and as a paperback; Pence online only—a process from which I learned what a rookie I truly am) although my goal is to partner with a traditional publishing house so I don't have to do all the legwork. That ambition has been on the back burner for about four years as I write my current novel, The Alleys of Olde Architecture, but I am beginning to glimpse the light at the end of the tunnel.

The Alleys of Olde Architecture should be done later this year. I am hopeful I can attract an agent and a publisher during 2017, although it is uncommon for a first-time author to successfully sell a 1,000 page manuscript, so I may have to make the font really, really small. Over the next few years I plan to publish a revamped third edition of Riverlilly, complete the artwork for Pence and get that printed up as a paperback, and finish editing a fourth book I have drafted and transform it into an international bestseller. Beyond that, I have a half-dozen more books floating around in the empty space between my ears, formless, half-planned, impatiently waiting for their turn to break out of my skull and take over my life.

I am as excited for the challenges ahead as I am dedicated to making this dream a reality, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share these things I love with you.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
I only have had two readers I do not know contact me and say they loved my book. I want to buy them both a car!
What are you working on next?
I have two books undergoing. One is a massively ambitious epic fantasy unlike anything I've ever heard of, which I have been working on for over two years and have sky-high hopes for, and the other is a short, simple story about a short, simple kid, which I have sky-high hopes for! Aside from writing those two (both nearly done) I am still illustrating Riverlilly and Pence, preparing each for another round of self-publication and submission to publishers.
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Where to find J. Evans online


Books

Riverlilly
Price: Free! Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Runaways Jai and Ceder set sail in a boat full of holes, with a plan full of holes, searching for anything to hold onto in a world where nothing is what it seems.
Pence
Price: Free! Words: 60,170. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Pence is the story of a small boy carved out of a potato with all the wrong proportions of courage and common sense, a big ego, and an even bigger mouth.

J. Evans' tag cloud

adventure    brainteasers    courage    dark fairy tale    destiny    fable    fairy tale    fantasy    humor    magic    medieval adventure    mystery    pence    philosophy    puzzles    riddles    secret garden    symmetry    twists    young adult    young love