Allan Evans

Interview with the author

I was interviewed by my publisher, Immortal Works. Here’s a taste: What inspired you to write Abnormally Abbey? After writing several adult thrillers, I wanted to write something my kids could read. I decided to name the main character after my daughter Abbey and use several of her friends’ names as well in the book. […]

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My book has arrived!

They have arrived! My box of books has arrived, but they’re not just any books. These are my copies of Abnormally Abbey. It feels amazing to hold the book in my hand It’s been a long road since I started writing the book on Halloween years ago. The process of writing a book doesn’t end […]

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Abnormally Abbey cover reveal

I’m excited to show off the brand new cover for Abnormally Abbey! With advanced reader copies coming out later this month and actual publishing in September, I can’t wait to see this in print. Ashley Literski, the very talented creative manager at Immortal Works, designed the cover. Without further ado (and plenty of pomp and […]

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My publisher: Immortal Works

I’m excited for my two novels to be published by Immortal Works! To recap: Abnormally Abbey: 14-year-old Abbey has always been able to see ghosts and when she’s stranded at camp in River Falls, Wisconsin, she needs to use her abilities to solve a mystery and save the lives of friends. Publishing in September 2020. […]

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Fear and proofreading

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” — Joseph Campbell My ABNORMALLY ABBEY manuscript has been through several rounds with my editor and was sent to proofreading. This is the last step before layout and design. For some reason, I was nervous about getting the marked up manuscript back. What if […]

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Book Update

New title First, we have a name change! Ghost Girl is now Abnormally Abbey. The name change was needed because of two similar titles in the Immortal Works library. I love this new title because: The inspiration for the main character is my daughter, Abbey. The title sets it apart from more generic titles. It […]

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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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