Drew Hill

DECEMBER 3, 2019: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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I grew up in a small town in the Ozarks, playing baseball, riding bikes, mowing yards, and reading comic books, the youngest of eight children. Norman Rockwell could have moved in down the street and felt right at home. These days I live and write in Arlington, Virginia, with my understanding wife and a cat named Truman. Our three kids are grown, and we are begging for grandchildren.

After nearly a lifetime of writing nonfiction – essays and articles, lectures and lessons – I was rescued from my tedium and set free, liberated to explore life and faith in the realm of fiction. Unwittingly, I seem to have acquired an expansive cast of characters along the way, some begging to enter the story, others hiding in the background, hoping to go unnoticed, but I see them all. So many stories to tell.

I am, as Parker J. Palmer put it, “one who loves to watch life become words and words become life.”

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WATCH FOR CROSSING THE TRACKS TO RELEASE IN APRIL 2021.

While dramatic history unfolds from Greensboro to Selma to Memphis, one man makes his own stand for justice and inclusion.

Crossing the Tracks is set in the railroad yards and union halls of Kansas City during the Civil Rights Movement. It’s the surprising story of a white, working class family man confronting racism and bigotry on the railroad, in the neighborhood, and in his church.

AND WATCH FOR IT CAME EVEN TO ME TO RELEASE IN APRIL 2022.

A Southern Baptist pastor is forced through a series of personal and family crises to reconsider his long-held views about homosexuality.

Set in small town Georgia in the present, it paints a picture of the best and worst in us, grace and forgiveness doing battle with hatred and intolerance. This story is especially poignant and helpful to families who are divided over homosexuality on religious grounds.

Cagey Magee

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Author, editor, teacher, virtuoso, Mr. Cagey Magee, graduated from modestly bookish, obnoxious kid to obsessive young-adult reader at around the age of eleven. He lived not far from an excellent library filled with novels that led him to faraway universes and fascinating people. He devoured them—the novels, not the people—and soon became obsessed with writing his own horror, young adult, mystery-thriller, and coming-of-age stories.

Cagey’s first novel came in at the size of two long books. He quickly learned the error of his ways when he needed to print the thing out and carry it. His current novels are more compact but still a little offbeat. He inevitably falls in love with his characters and really hates to kill them. For Cage, the near future holds infinite marvels. No one is all good or all bad. He loves them for who they are and where they go next, and hopes his readers will hang in there for the bumpy ride.
 

 
 

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Watch for CASS AND NAT, the third book in the “Northwatch” series of YA mystery/thrillers, to release in May 2020.

After basking momentarily in her father’s inauguration and midnight marriage, Cass must race to Boston Children’s Hospital to save Little Mac. She’s beginning to suspect that she can no longer feast without at least two disasters for dessert. When Little Mac’s wheelchair explodes, she’s certain.

Cass Watson’s father, Glen Watson, is now President. In past months, she has acquired twin brothers, Lep and Little Mac. She loves her new siblings as much as her almost-boyfriend, Keith, but during their first White House visit, her life becomes even more complicated.

The International Academy for Excellent Youth in Washington is dying. Most of the highly and often secretly protected resident children of diplomats and of America’s top 0.5 percent have left because of the change in the National Administration. After Cass introduces her entire family at a White House news conference, they greet the press and visitors in the White House East Room. Near the end of the reception, the executive director of the Academy, with the permission of Cass’s pa, drops off two nine-year-olds, Patricia and Lemuel Bok.

Cass has always wanted a little sister, and befriends the Bok twins despite what they admit.

Kent Swarts

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Kent Swarts was an aerospace engineer for 46 years, and is now an astronomer. He has edited the Central Texas Astronomical Society’s newsletter for 15 years. He’s published in six sci-fi and dystopian anthologies. Now retired, he finds retirement more demanding than any job he’s had. He lives in Waco, Texas with his wife and dog, and when not writing, he reads or goes golfing. Engineering has influenced his writing, particularly pertaining to characters and to penning sci-fi.

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Watch for the next segment in the “Denny McConnell PI” series of private detective/murder mystery novels to release starting in late 2021.

Details coming soon….

Parris Sheets

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 

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Parris lives in Mesa, Arizona with her husband and two golden retrievers. She discovered her love for reading when a middle school reading assignment led her to the fantasy section of the library. This passion sparked stories of her own imagination, yet she never put pen to paper until after college. When she’s not consumed in her writing, she enjoys Olympic weightlifting, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and coaching color guard.
 

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Watch for Children of the Volcano, the second book in the “Essence of Ohr” series of Young Adult Fantasy adventures, to release in March 2021.

 
With the people cursed by a god—forever doomed—Kole enters their stronghold to seek the heart of the volcano.

Peace has returned to Kole’s city, yet day by day, the world dies. Only the gods can return balance to Ohr. Kole has already found one, Russé, his mentor. Together they decipher the cryptic map in Kole’s head to locate the others, but they aren’t the only ones searching for the gods.

Tailed by the enemy, the trail leads to a volcano in a forsaken land, with winds of swirling ash, toxic fumes, and creatures of living stone. Kole and Russé will discover why the grounds are rumored to be cursed, why no human has set foot near the volcano in centuries, and just how much grit they’ll need if they hope to reach the god first.
 
 
 
 
 

And watch for Beyond the Flame, the third book in the “Essence of Ohr” series of Young Adult Fantasy adventures, to release in March 2022.

When old scars open—wounds that never truly healed—can Kole find the courage to stand against the deepest fear he’s ever known?

In Kole’s quest to reunite all six gods, he’s led to a distant city where magic and technology have merged and proven as a combatant against the spread of the Black Wall. Yet the god he seeks lies beyond the border of the black wall of fire encroaching on the continent.

Kole plans to use this new-found technology to aid in his search, but when equipment begins to mysteriously malfunction, he suspects foul play. He must uncover and eliminate the perpetrator if he hopes to save Ohr, but a part of him wants it broken, or he’ll have to face the very entity which left him maimed.

William LJ Galaini

AUGUST 12, 2019: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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Having lived up and down the East Coast, William Galaini finally settled outside of DC after a charming stream of career failures that ranged from the hospitality business to the military. After marrying his college sweetheart, writing became his vehicle to pull his life together. Six novels, four cats, forty pounds, and one son later, you now can find him here at Evolved Publishing.

His work focuses on character revelation and multifaceted conflicts nestled within science fiction and fantasy settings. The influences that echo in his writing include role-playing games, classic literature, world history, and his personal experience. To recharge, he naps on the couch under his mother’s afghan, surrounded by his cats.

Contact him through his website at www.WilliamLJGalaini.com, because he desperately needs to hear what you thought of his work!

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Watch for the first 3 books in the “Hellbound” series of steampunk sci-fi/fantasy novels to release in the spring of 2021: Trampling in the Land of Woe; Sparks from a Cruel Grindstone; and The Patron Saint of Wrong.

 
Through a steampunk inferno he descended, hopelessly seeking his lover and king.

In New Dis, there is no rest for the dead. Sprouting from the rim of Hell’s depths, not even this bohemian city of the afterlife—full of mercantile enterprises, engineering innovations, and political intrigue—is immune to the tragedies filtering down into it as World War I rages on Earth above.

Hephaestion, lover and confidant of Alexander the Great, has one goal: rescue Alexander from the torment of Hell. Yet far more souls bar his way than he’d ever anticipated, and Hephaestion will have to use both brains and brawn against the underworld’s least savory opponents, including scheming Jesuits and infamous demons.

Set in an industrialized Dante’s Inferno with steampunk trappings, Trampling in the Land of Woe explores one man’s drive to save whom he cherishes the most.
 
 
 
Can vengeance against an ancient enemy wash away her centuries of shame?

They come from the smoky depths of Hell’s pit. Remnants of the shattered Pious Legion, these hateful castoffs of Earth’s Roman Empire, seek to conquer. Armed with maddening gas, Maximinus Thrax’s airships swarm the skies like vengeful locusts, reducing entire populations to ash.

For Boudica, the forgotten Queen of the Iceni, it’s a familiar fate. Having failed against Nero on Earth, her civilization was wiped from history due to her backfired efforts of liberation.

As Thrax’s assault eliminates the peaceful enclaves of New Dis, what can the failed warrior queen do to protect her city, the innocent peoples within, and her beloved friends? Will Boudica shake off her anonymous refuge and crushing shame to face the Romans once more, or collapse into the dust of history once more?
 
 
 
Desperate and despondent, Yitz struggles forward to find Adina’s heart.

The final pieces have been played and the architect of New Dis’s upheaval has been revealed. With Hephaestion indisposed and Boudica missing, few heroes remain to rectify the oppression promised by this new enemy. Who will face them? Who will lock horns and spar with this mighty power of industry, finance, corruption, and hubris?

Yitz, determined to rescue his wife Adina from her captors, finds himself in the precarious position of both leader and savior—not just for his love, but for all of New Dis. Leading a motley crew of misfits, the troubled and timid husband delves into Aztec horrors and mechanized war machines to befriend demons and forge alliances. He must not only save the future of New Dis, but hold his Adina once more.
 
 
 
 
And stay tuned for more about books 4 and 5, also in the works.