MARCH 1, 2021: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
An avid reader and writer since middle school, C.J. Sears is the author of the “This Fallen World” horror/thriller series. In 2013, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Arkansas Tech University. After languishing a few years at a mundane job, C. J. set out to pursue his passion. Inspired by Twin Peaks and Resident Evil, he began working on what would eventually become The Shadow Over Lone Oak – the first of several books chronicling the adventures of eccentric Special Agent Llewyn Finch.
In the fall of 2016, C.J. gave his life to Christ. That faith now informs his storytelling and ongoing blog. He believes that fiction is a uniquely valuable medium for delivering both entertainment and essential truths. His emphasis is on the power of the parable rather than preachiness, and he affirms that no message should get in the way of a good story.
C.J.’s range of interests and hobbies include gaming, occasional poetry, swimming, and amateur photography. He mostly spends time with his family and loved ones, particularly his two rambunctious cats and silly goof dog. The quiet life suits him fine, but when a new vision of monsters and mystery beckons, he’s no stranger to answering the call.
Tragedy strikes Lone Oak in the form of a dead girl, and it’s just the beginning.
The peaceful town of Lone Oak was, in fact, always rotting beneath the surface, with tales of blood feuds and bootleggers. It suffers a devastating blow when a young woman is murdered and her body displayed. Sheriff Willow Donahue is out of her depth with a cult on her doorstep, and Special Agent Llewyn Finch is the only one who can help her stop it—if Donahue can learn to trust in Finch and his unique abilities.
As Special Agent Finch digs into the case, a bizarre message in a dream sends him down an uncertain path. He must discover the truth behind these rumblings, and sort out fact from fiction, before it’s too late.
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first installment in the “This Fallen World” series of dark, creepy, horror thrillers. Better turn on all the lights!