Kris Norris

23 April 2021: The Evolved Publishing Team welcomes its newest cover artist/designer.
 

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I’m just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. I took the midnight train… Oops, sorry, got off-track. Artist, hobbit, and crazy lady running in the woods, I’m either madly creating graphic masterpieces in my dungeon or out chasing bears with my dogs.

Author by trade, I made the move into graphic art as an extension of my writing, and I have a passion for creating snapshots of an author’s work with the intention of bringing their stories to life. A firm believer in the old adage that we only get one chance to create a first impression, I believe a cover is the doorway to the author’s inner sanctum.

I see myself as unapologetically Canadian and love all things maple syrup.
 

Book Covers by Kris Norris

Banana Republic
by
Glenn A. Bruce

Race!
by
Glenn A. Bruce

William E. Noland

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William E. Noland has worked in the fields of human resources and finance. He enjoys music—playing in three different rock bands—international travel, and reading. His writing combines a lifelong love of speculative fiction with a passion for history, sociology, and psychology. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two cats.
 

BOOKS

 
 

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Watch for Book 2 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, Hammer to Fall, to release in the summer/fall of 2022.

A grainy photograph and a cry for help begin a new descent into terror for long-separated friends Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider.

Years after high school, when they discovered an otherworldly portal and the terrifying creature called forth by that doorway, Lotte shows up unexpectedly and again throws Eric’s fragile equilibrium into chaos.

Beguiling as ever, she draws him, however grudgingly, back into her irresistible orbit. Another ancient threat, one even more menacing than before, beckons the unlikely pair to again confront the incomprehensible.
 

Watch for Book 3 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, From the Beginning, to release in the fall/winter of 2022/2023.

A devastating flood and a chance encounter trigger a rapid-fire series of events that again pit Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider against challenges both mortal and supernatural.

After a fortuitous meeting, Lotte discovers yet another otherworldly portal, but others are also hot on the trail of this artifact.

When Lotte disappears, Eric must walk a tightrope to find her, all the while safeguarding their terrible secrets. As the danger escalates, humankind’s destiny may well hang in the balance.
 

Watch for Book 4 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, Day of Judgment, to release in the spring of 2023.

Be careful what you wish for, as notorious success may lead to unintended scrutiny and even more otherworldly dangers.

After a spectacular archaeological discovery, Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider bask in the accolades… until they’re drawn into another dangerous supernatural mystery. Who is watching them, and what do they want?

This time, the answers lie as much in the ancient past as they do in a troubled present. Yet are Lotte and Eric still bound inextricably together, or has Lotte found a different path for her life?

Michael Ringering

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When he was in the third grade at East Alton Elementary School, East Alton, IL, Michael Ringering selected Miriam E. Mason’s Broomtail for a class-assigned book report, and from that moment on, set his sights on wanting to write short stories and other works of fiction.

He published his first novel, Six Bits, in December 2011, earning finalist designation in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards for Fiction. Since then, he has published four short stories: Willy the Whale (2017), A Face on a Train (2017), A Calico Tale (2018), and The 9:15 to Grand Central (2019). Michael’s second novel, A Debt of War, is in post-production. In December 2017, he started his third novel, a trilogy concept based on a childhood memory, and continues to work on several shorts. All these older works are being revised and will re-release with Evolved Publishing in the second half of 2021.

Michael was born in Alton, IL, and raised in nearby East Alton, where he graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in 1984. He is a 1989 graduate of Murray State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Following a 14-year career working in media relations and communications in Major League Baseball, he entered the healthcare industry where he serves as a surgical specialty administrator.

Michael and his fiancée, Jackie, reside in Southern Illinois, with their own menagerie of animals including dogs, goats, horses, and chickens.

Author Photo Credit: Juliana Barnerd
 

BOOKS

 

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Watch for the release of the novel Where Butterflies Go to Die to come in the fall of 2022.

More details coming soon…

Leslie Howard

23 March 2021: The Evolved Publishing Team welcomes its newest audiobook producer/narrator.

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Leslie Howard is an established audiobook narrator with over 100 titles. With a background in yoga and spirituality she authentically brings through authors’ messages. A creative and expressive homebirth mother of 6, she brings life and emotion to characters. She lives with her environmentalist herbalist husband of 25 years on a small vegetarian sanctuary with alpacas, pigs, parrots, and more. She is a sag-aftra member who works with major publishers and indie authors, bringing their books to sound waves across the world.
 

Audiobooks Narrated by Leslie Howard:

The Augur’s View
by
Victoria Lehrer

The Triskelion
by
Victoria Lehrer

J.S. Sherwood

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Author J.S. Sherwood has a passion for stories that show the existence of peace and beauty even in the darkest of times. He spent many years teaching English at the junior high, high school, and college levels, and now brings that love of great writing to bear in his own books.

When he isn’t reading or writing, he’s spending time with his wife, five kids, and two dogs in Arizona. Most likely they’re outside, soaking up the fresh air and sunshine.
 

BOOKS

 

SERIES PLAN: THIS FOREIGN UNIVERSE

Watch for the 9-book “This Foreign Universe” series of science fiction adventures to continue releasing, 2-3 books per year, until the conclusion sometime in 2024.

  • Arc 1: The Battles They Fought – Book 1: Foreign Land
  • Arc 1: The Battles They Fought – Book 2: Foreign Planet
  • Arc 1: The Battles They Fought – Book 3: Foreign Home
  • Arc 2: The Earth They Left Behind – Book 4: Almost Pathless
  • Arc 2: The Earth They Left Behind – Book 5: Almost Homeless
  • Arc 2: The Earth They Left Behind – Book 6: Almost Earthless
  • Arc 3: The Seeds They Planted – Book 7: The Engineer
  • Arc 3: The Seeds They Planted – Book 7: The Explorer
  • Arc 3: The Seeds They Planted – Book 9: The Sage

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Book 3: Foreign Home (Release Date: Spring 2022)

Can the human survivors learn to work with the two other species to create a home of peace and understanding?

The fight is over. The genocidal Crawlers are either dead or imprisoned, and the Singers in stasis are woken up. The three species must now learn to coexist, but prejudices and biases arise as they try to set up a government unlike any humanity has been a part of: one centered on kindness and mercy above all else.

As arguments and skirmishes turn to murders committed by unknown hands, Smith, Abe, Tashon, and the others must make one more stand, if they’re to bring peace and stability to their new home.