J.P. Barnett

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J.P. Barnett grew up in a tiny Texas town where the list of possible vocations failed to include published author. In second grade, he worked harder than any other student to deliver a story about a tiger cub who singlehandedly saved the U.S. Military, earning him a shiny gold star and a lifelong appreciation of telling a good story.

Fast forwarding through decades of schooling and a career as a software engineer, J.P. Barnett stepped away from it all to get back to his first real passion. Years of sitting at a keyboard gifted him with some benefit, though, including blazing fast typing hands and a full tank of creativity.

As a child, J.P. consumed any book he could get his hands on. The likes of Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Dean Koontz paved the bookshelves of his childhood, providing a plethora of fantastical and terrifying tales that he read way too early in life. Though the effect these books had on his psyche could be called into question, these masters of storytelling managed to warp his mind in just the perfect way to spin a fun yarn or two.

J.P. currently resides in San Antonio with his wife and hellion of a cat, both of whom look at him dubiously with some frequency.
 

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Watch for Book 5 in the “Lorestalker” series of suspense/horror thrillers, The Devil of Misty Lake, to release in the fall of 2021.

Swimmers beware—a mysterious creature lurks just beneath the serene waters of Misty Lake.

After a number of run-ins with the terrifying monsters near her home, Miriam Brooks finally leaves Texas to hunt the legendary devil of Misty Lake. Eager to prove herself, she packs her bags and heads to the Pacific Northwest. Though known for its stories of Bigfoot, this lake holds something else entirely.

The devil’s been tormenting campers and swimmers for decades, and Miriam quickly learns that she’s not the only one after this monster. A ruthless hunter skirts the periphery, with a far more sinister plan. Forced to stay one step ahead of the competition, Miriam engages in a deadly game of cat and mouse… but there’s something much more dangerous waiting just below the surface.

Taya DeVere

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JULY 27, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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Taya is a mix of a bubbly and stubborn personality trapped in an old, sad soul. She believes there’s something extraordinary in each being, that no one is too small or insignificant to deserve a second chance in life.

Her chaotic identity took a hit when her father suddenly died. Clawing her way up from the murky hole his death created forced her to face the facts of being tangled in toxic relationships, and depression that had a violent hold on her muddled mind.

She wanted to be whole again. Her restless feet and burning passion for animals led to leaving her home in Finland, and to accepting a working student job at a horse farm in Hereford, England. Long hours, hard physical labor, and countless nasty bunions ruined her body—but was Xanax for her soul.

To further her career in dressage, Taya moved to America, and lived in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and California. Each mile traveled, she felt healthier, more independent, stronger.

She didn’t need another person to make things happen for her, to heal. She needed only to live free. And just then, when she least wanted it, she found a being whose heart loved the same way as hers did.

For years, she and her little menagerie traveled. Struggle was no stranger in their lives, but not a day went by without laughter and a new experience from which to grow and learn.

After living through 1001 bizarre tales, Taya returned to Finland to take a breather from her shenanigans, and to finish her first novel in the “Borderline” series.

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COMING 5 November 2018: Between Two Doors, Book 1 of the “Borderline” series (Inspired by Actual Events)

One door promises freedom, the other safety. Which one would you choose?

Depressed and abandoned after my father dies, I’m sent to a therapy center where I must decide between two doors.

Behind one door awaits life in my home country where I will continue to scramble through a tangle of mistakes and a poisonous relationship, but old and new friendships alike may be my salvation.

Escape lies behind the second door, where I can run away to an unknown country far away where demanding physical labor will push aside my inner demons. This door could be a fresh start.

The “Borderline” series tells two tales, of two parallel realities, based on one true story.
 
 
 
COMING 2019: Down Two Paths, Book 2 of the “Borderline” series (Inspired by Actual Events)

One path threatens suffocation, the other exhaustion. Which offers a chance of salvation?

The two paths continue to push Dee deeper into her survival journey.

Her reality in an unknown country takes her to California, where her new beginning, complete with its challenges, pushes aside the past—and the trauma she once ran away from. Life under the California sun is filled with choices between right and wrong, dealing with thorny personalities, and the laughter and love of Dee’s new family.

Her reality in her home country lulls her into a feeling of safety and the most important task of her lifetime—taking care of her baby. Her new, unconventional family of four is the center of Dee’s being, but despite their immeasurable love for her and her child, she still questions whether they would all be better off without her.

This is the second book in the “Borderline” series, which tells two tales, of two parallel realities, based on one true story.

D.M. Earley

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Like many new authors, I said for years I wanted to write a book. Life, careers, and other necessary evils seemed to always derail that goal. Then, last year, on a road trip out west, I found the spark that ignited The Temptation of Destiny.

My journey began in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. After high school, I joined the U.S. Coast Guard, spending the better part of eight years busting holes in the sky on C-130s. After the military, my career path meandered through the financial services industry, auto industry, bar industry, and construction management.

I am excited to start my next adventure with a move out west, and begin work on my second book. New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment, will provide the rich Native American mythology to take readers on another roller coaster ride (as The Temptation of Destiny does).

In my downtime, I enjoy hiking and other outdoor adventures with my wife. Hunting, fishing, and doing everything possible to stay from falling into the “status quo,” fuels me.

When it’s time to wind down this adventure we call life, I hope to be sitting in a cabin high in the alpine forests of the Rockies, spending the days with my wife, children, family, and friends, reminiscing about the blessings this life afforded us all.
 

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Watch for The Pyres of Destiny, the second book in the “Call of Destiny” Series, to release in 2022.

Since the beginning, evil has walked the earth in many forms, perhaps none more terrifying than what hides behind the mask of humanity.

The trial that captured the world’s attention has ended, leaving in its wake a path of humiliation and broken hearts. Jake and Dakota emerge scarred, but free from the shackles of both his past and her guarded secret, anxious to turn the page on a new chapter in their lives. Yet some wounds don’t heal.

Behind the closed doors of the privileged, depravity and dark desires prevail. In a world mired in insatiable appetites, and fueled by sins older than mankind, an ancient evil gains strength.

Caught in the crosshairs between two worlds, can Jake and Dakota connect what was to what is? Can they bridge the physical and the supernatural? The Destiny of mankind may well hang in the balance.

Daryl Rothman

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I’m a writer. From childhood I kindled three dreams: to one day become a father, a writer, and a baseball player.

Two of three ain’t bad. (I shall neither confirm nor deny holding out deluded hope for the third.) Most of what I write is fiction, but not all. I write the occasional article and guest post, and conduct some interviews. I’m an English major, have a masters in social work, and have been an early childhood leader/advocate for many years. I’m sports-obsessed, love animals, and love to share the veritable treasure trove of pithy comments from my kiddos, particularly my little girl, about whom I receive regular requests for more “Rachelisms.”
 

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COMING LATE 2021: David Rose and the Forbidden Tournament, the second book in the “David Rose” series of YA Fantasy adventures.

It’s one thing to discover a whole new world, but quite another to survive it. David Rose discovers that, on top of everything else, immortality can kill you.

It’s been less than a year since his fateful 15th birthday, but for David Rose, everything has changed. He’s learned of his immortality, discovered a sinister plot centuries in the making, survived an attempt on his life at a medieval castle in England, and through it all, he’s more convinced than ever that his mother is alive.

David has been awakened to a wondrous new world, yet one fraught with peril. Despite all his new powers and potential, David feels more vulnerable than ever. His awakening has served as a beacon to other immortals, some of whom view him as a threat to be dispatched.

Strange things are happening with Rachel, their father has withdrawn again, and David worries they are no closer to finding their mother. Just as he’s learning how to channel the greatest powers of his past lives, he’s abducted by a rogue syndicate bent on exploiting immortals and pitting them against each other in battles to the death.

Richard Robbins

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Richard’s novels explore important moral questions such as the price of fame, the nature of loss and redemption, and the meaning of life, through the lens of family dynamics. He lives with his wife in New Orleans and New York City, near their adult children, and his work is infused with the flavor of those vibrant and unique cities.

Richard was named Louisiana Independent Author of the Year for 2020, and his works have won numerous awards, including Feathered Quill Book Awards and Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.
 

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Watch for The Tormenting Beauty of Empathy, a contemporary literary/religious novel, to release on 5 April 2021.

One mute peasant woman flees Civil War-torn Guatemala for the United States, and soon—and forever—changes the world as we know it.

Hana, a young Guatemalan woman who fell mute from a childhood tragedy, flees the brutal Civil War ravaging her country in search of a better life in the United States. Soon after arriving, she discovers she’s pregnant, and is banished from her new home and sent to live in a Mayan community in Indiantown, Florida.

There, she settles into a peaceful life of embroidery and raising her child, a daughter who turns out to be… different… and special—the kind of special that soon draws worldwide attention, for the better and worse.