A name changer

There was an interesting paragraph in the email that introduced me to my editor for Ghost Girl. “Throughout this process I’d like you both to be thinking about a different title for this book. We already have books with similar titles (Dead Girl and Grace’s Ghosts) and I’d like this one to stand out from […]

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A dog like no other

This is Harvey. I’ve known a lot of dogs, but I’ve never met one quite like Harvey. We first became acquainted with each other several years ago. I had contacted Good Karma Animal Rescue about a cocker spaniel they had on their website. Taking my kids along, we met Harvey and his foster mom at […]

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Writing gone wrong

There are moments in life when you’re presented an opportunity. I think some people may ignore these moments, but as a writer I find I cannot resist the temptation to use my writing gift in moments such as these. Case in point: I received an email from the UK (I’m in the Minneapolis area) that […]

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Don’t be afraid to ask

With Ghost Girl set for publication in 2020, I want to make sure it does well. One of the things in the Immortal Works Author Marketing Guide (a primer given to their new authors to help your new novel hit the ground running) was this: Famous Person Cover Blurb: Do you know anybody famous? Now […]

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Ghost Girl to be published!

Great news! Ghost Girl is going to be published by Immortal Works Press. 14-year-old Abbey’s love/hate relationship with ghosts is tested when she’s stranded at a spooky summer camp. Her ability to see ghosts has lost her many friends—it scares people and really, who wants to hang out with the ghost girl?—but there’s something addictive […]

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How to edit your way to a better book

Every published author can tell you a simple truth: the magic happens in the editing and rewriting. One of the first steps to publishing Ghost Girl (coming in 2020!), is using the self-edit guide provided by my publisher, Immortal Works. The guide gives some massively helpful tips to make your novel a better book. Here’s […]

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A writer needs to write

Hello. My name is Allan Evans and I am a writer. My short bio: An advertising agency copywriter by day and a writer of fiction novels by night, Allan enjoys telling a good story. Growing up reading thrillers, science fiction and horror novels, he’ll always have a place on his bookshelf for John Sandford, Stephen […]

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