Kirstin Anna Andrews

Editor

New to the Evolved Publishing Team as of 21 February 2018:


 
Stories in all forms, from movies to video games to graphic novels, have been an integral part of my life from a very young age, but I’ve always loved books in particular. As soon as I could hold a crayon, I was creating elaborate picture books on stapled sheets of printer paper. Once I learned to write, written narrative became my obsession, and it’s remained so ever since.

I earned my BA in creative writing from the University of Washington, and I later returned to earn a certificate in editing. I’ve discovered that, almost as much as I enjoy creating my own stories, I love helping others polish, perfect, and streamline their work—breaking down a scene to discover precisely what isn’t working, hunting down plot holes and inconsistencies, and digging for the exact turn of phrase that will make a piece of dialogue sing.

Since beginning my career as an editor, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of material (including memoirs, novels, novellas, and short stories) in multiple genres and at multiple stages in the publication process. Helping bring books to print is both a dream come true and an honor, and I’m thrilled to be joining the talented team at Evolved!

When I’m not editing, I’m often hiking, dancing (swing and Texas two-step), playing video games, or—of course—reading. After a recent move from Seattle to Austin, I also spend more time eating tacos than the average human.

Books

Edited or Co-Edited by Kirstin Anna Andrews:

Coming Soon….

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Edited or Co-Edited by Kirstin Anna Andrews:

Coming Soon….

Mike Robinson

New to the Evolved Publishing Team as an editor on 15 February 2018, and as an author beginning the summer of 2020:

A writer since age six and a professional one since nineteen, my initial editing experience came in the swarms of prose I pumped out into the world, only occasionally into the world of actual magazines, anthologies or e-zines. Soon, as I began selling more regularly, and as publishers took note of my longer works, I began freelance editing.

In the past eight years, I’ve edited screenplays, memoirs, novels, children’s books and, would you believe it, epic narrative poetry. One of the novels I edited, Under the Tamarind Tree, was shortlisted among nine others for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize. A charter member of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS), I am also the managing editor of the organization’s official publication, Literary Landscapes, which features stories, excerpts, articles and poetry (see issues here). In addition, I belong to the editing collective Write For Success, for which I perform manuscript critiques and consultation. As an author, I have published nine novels and almost fifteen short stories.

BOOKS

 

UP NEXT

Watch for all 3 books in the “Enigma of Twilight Falls” trilogy of horror/supernatural thrillers to release in the summer/fall of 2020.

 
Editor’s Choice at HorrorNovelReviews.com: “Among the Top 10 Horror Novels of All-Time”

“Absolutely magnificent.”
~ Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish Conjurings

“Literary horror… Every page is full of insight, matched only by the high standard of the writing.”
~ Tom Conrad, The Indie Pendant

Martin Smith and John Becker: bestselling authors with ordinary names and extraordinary minds. Rivals since childhood, they are natives of the northern California town of Twilight Falls, and famous for their uncanny similarity in both physical manner and literary voice.

When one of them ends up dead at the other’s home, an investigation is launched into their dark past, revealing a series of troubling stories from their childhood, adolescence, and careers. All throughout, there lurks a sinister presence—an authorial entity with roots beyond our time or dimension, an entity with far-reaching designs.
 
 
“Hauntingly poetic.”
~ Jeff Soyer, Alphecca Review

“What a page turner! … Robinson is a fine writer, with an enviable gift for the poetic turn of phrase.”
~ Kitty Burns Florey, author of “Solos” and “The Writing Master”

A provocative painter named Max Higgins is on the verge of local fame. What is the secret to his work’s haunting allure? He collects photos of missing persons and incorporates them into his paintings, giving the faces, as he puts it, a “new home in his work.” This fascination stems from the bizarre disappearances of people he knew growing up, including his father.

When someone recognizes a face in one of his paintings, he’s suddenly thrust into a journey as surreal as anything from his brush, a journey into his past that will irrevocably determine his future.
 
 
 
“A disturbing, bizarre and intensely riveting novel.”
~ Leslie Ann Moore, Bestselling Author of “The Griffin’s Daughter” Trilogy

“Pick it up and don’t put it down. Have patience. Enjoy the poetic quality. Consume this book.”
~ Sissy Lu, Book Savvy Reviews

Meet Adrian Foster, a young and reclusive Los Angeles man with an extraordinary gift that has informally brought him the nickname “The Human Master Key.” When a new victim of a vicious serial killer turns up in the woods by Twilight Falls, California, Adrian reunites with eccentric detective Derek Adams in probing the occult lore surrounding the town—the town in which Adrian was born and raised, the town in which he left behind many a ghost, the town whose dark central spirit will force him on a harrowing journey through the rugged bottomlands of another’s psyche… as well as his own.

Waking Gods completes the dark, terrifying panorama established by The Green-Eyed Monster and Negative Space.
 
 

Edited or Co-Edited by Mike Robinson:

An American Family
by
Jackson Baer

Life after Death
by
Jackson Baer

The Beast of Rose Valley
by
J.P. Barnett

The Kraken of Cape
Madre
by J.P. Barnett

The Witch of Gray’s
Point
by J.P. Barnett

The Haunt at
Hogg Run
by J.P. Barnett

Judith’s Blood
by
D.W. Hitz

Judith’s Prophecy
by
D.W. Hitz

Melsa M. Manton

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Melsa M. Manton grew up roaming the mountains of Western North Carolina. An early education of Aliens, Predator, Terminator, and Stephen King led to a love of science fiction and she began writing as soon as her fine motor skills allowed.

She studied International Affairs in Washington D.C. with the intention of diving into the political realm, but ended up diving into the ocean instead. An avid scuba diver, she spent seven summers sailing and teaching diving worldwide. For the next ten years, the wanderlust took her all over the world, from Russia to Tasmania, with many places in between, and eventually set her on a path of holistic medicine. She runs Blue Desert Hale, a wellness center and Cranio Sacral Therapy school, in the mountains of New Mexico.

Her life path has morphed considerably over the years, but there is one thing she has done consistently through it all. To write is to live.

Melsa’s personal motto: DREAM BIG OR DIE.

Books

Melsa M. Manton

Up Next

Watch for the first book of the “Gemination” sci-fi/psychological thriller series, Hear No More, to release 7 October 2019.

Big Brother is watching, but he’s quite the elusive doppelgänger, and he’s not the only one watching.

Leyla Stone serves the world as International 911, stopping injustices before the public is aware of them. The Sedition Underground is her home, but when she unwittingly takes part in an unauthorized assignment, her home becomes hostile territory.

The enigma of all enigmas, Devlin Vail, rescues her from what he calls Geminates, the product of a radical genome endeavor initiated by an international conglomerate, The Faction.

Stone is smack in the middle of a secret and relentless war between her former employer and new enemy. However, the enemy isn’t new—she simply has no memory of them. She remembers every waking moment of her life… but not of what happens in the moments between dreaming and waking.

The “Gemination” series combines the amnesiac espionage of The Bourne Identity with the psychological unraveling of The Three Faces of Eve, set on the genetically manipulated stage of Brave New World. Frontier nanotech and a hint of the supernatural interlace for some truly twisted tradecraft.

Carmen Kemp

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Carmen has always had a love of words, spending many summers of her childhood reading as many books as she could get her hands on. Her love of reading led to a love of writing, which started out with keeping diaries and journals since age ten, and ultimately led to her desire to write a novel. She was born and raised in Southern California, and still lives there with her husband.

Books

Books Written By:

Carmen Kemp

Up Next

Please stay tuned, as we’ll have some details on Carmen’s second novel, planned for release in late 2019, coming soon.

Chris Krupa

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NOVEMBER 13, 2017: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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I’m a freelance writer and filmmaker, born in 1975 in The Gong, who now lives in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia with my wife and two sons.

I used to make my own mystery books in the fourth grade by typing them out on an old Olivetti, and I drew my first five-fingered human being when I was four years old.

In 2004, I pitched a comic series to Image Comics, and I contributed cartoons and designed a cover for the Litmus Journal of Melbourne in 2007.

I worked with the Victims of Crime department in Sydney, rubbing shoulders with ex-cons and stand over men, and sought restitution for their victims.

In 2014, I founded a production company, Glitchfilms, alongside my producing partner. In 2015, I wrote and directed an independent horror film, The Lights, which was released in selected cinemas. I self-published the tie-in, behind-the-scenes eBook, Dark Light: How to Get Your Horror Film into Cinemas.

I write every day and try to put some of myself into my writing. My passion is crime fiction, and my favourite authors include Karin Slaughter and Michael Robotham. I also love graphic novels by Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison.

Books

Up Next

COMING OCTOBER 2019: Tall Dark Heart (PI Kowalski – Book 2)

PI Kowalski investigates the seedy side of the high life in a case of murder, sex, and devastating lies.

Jeff Lyons, wealthy businessman and CEO of Lyons Media, hires PI Kowalski on unlimited expenses to find his missing daughter, Tamsin. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are ominous: her roommate has been murdered and a man has threatened Tamsin’s life.

Nothing is at it seems – Kowalski finds himself in a race against time with a killer, as other players threaten to take Kowalski out of the game.

The trail takes him from the Sydney sex trade to the tropics of North Queensland in a terrifying confrontation with a mad man as the danger to himself, and Tamsin, increases.