Evelyn Chartres is the Nom de Plume for a self-published Canadian author. The writer of three supernatural novels, Evelyn introduced the Portrait in 2016, the Grand in 2017 and plans to release the Van Helsing Paradox in 2018.
A fan of the phrase live to eat, Evelyn shares her recipes on evelynchartres.com. Her recipes have a focus on French-Canadian dishes, which features deep-dish meat pies, seafood, and desserts rarely seen outside of La Belle Province.
Currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Evelyn is laying the foundations for her next project. She intends to waves together the storylines from the Portrait and the Van Helsing Paradox to shed some light on the world they inhabit.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am employed full time and have a child, so spare time can be limited. However, when I do have some time it can be dedicated to cooking, hiking, photography or working on various projects.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Choosing a book can be a bit random. There may be movie out in theatres which is based on a book, so I make sure to get the book first. It could be because someone I know wrote the book and have interests in seeing their work. Otherwise I tend to rely on the books cover and a synopsis for any new works. Although I also take the time to catch up on classics, to provide me with insight on some meme's or pop references.
Nestled atop a cliff overlooking a cursed valley and surrounded by foreboding mountains you will find The Grand. At this ritzy French palatial-style hotel, you will find nothing by class, but things tend to go terribly wrong for some. This hotel is not only for the rich and famous but is a favoured destination for things that go bump in the night.
The Portrait is a Gothic fantasy about Victoria Frost, an author who develops an unhealthy obsession with her character. As events unfold, her obsessions turn on her which forces Victoria to question her sanity. Is she simply slipping deeper into madness or are there other factors at play?