J. Evans


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.

I am only five books behind schedule.

Good news! The Universe is expanding: there will always be room on your shelf for another good book. And if you should happen to run out of space, that is a great reason to buy another bookshelf—and *that* is a great reason to buy more books.

When I am a nutty old hermit in a few years, I want to look at my top shelf and see a rainbow of book spines that flow into one another, telling each other’s stories while never touching, each giving weight to the worlds of its neighbors even if the characters are as far apart as the stars.

My first book, Riverlilly, is a love letter to magic, deeply rooted in fairy tales, fables, and our aforementioned Masters of Classic Fantasy Goodness. If you like words arranged on paper that tell a story, look no further.

My second book, Pence, is a morbid, absurd story about a boy carved out of a potato with all the wrong proportions of courage and common sense, a big ego, and an even bigger mouth. Pence makes me laugh.

Check out each book’s page for full descriptions and extra info.

More art for Riverlilly and Pence is up on my Facebook.

My third book will be available Autumn 2014—buy that extra bookshelf today!

J. Evans

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.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find J. Evans online

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Price: Free! Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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.
Price: Free! Words: 60,170. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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’s 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