Mary Ann Evans
Author of the Faye Longchamp Archaeological Mysteries


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Your Novel: Day by Day is designed to be an all-in-one guide to planning, writing, editing, and publishing a first novel, guiding a new novelist through the day-to-day details of the process. Its author, Mary Anna Evans, is an awardwinning writer with eight novels, two nonfiction books, and a collection of short works to her credit. She says, “This is the book where I tell other writers the things I wish I’d known ten years ago.”

Work through this book of practical advice with Mary Anna, day by day and page by page, as she advises you on—

crafting a plot

fleshing out believable characters

organizing a novel’s timeline

crafting believable motivations for your characters

editing objectively

evaluating traditional and independent publishing options

and marketing to agents, publishers, and readers.

Because she understands the importance of maintaining your own motivation during the arduous process of writing a novel, Mary Anna has chosen a narrative structure that will provide you with a written companion for a year’s worth of writing. This book consists of 365 essays on topics that range from nuts-and-bolts writing tips to words of encouragement to periodic kicks in the pants. She has even included the actual synopsis she used to query her agent and to sell her first book. If she could sit with you, day by day, as you learn about this exciting art form, she would. Since she can’t, this book is the next best thing.

Availability: Paperback and eBook editions.

Plunder

"Details of archaeology, pirate lore, and voodoo complement the strong, sympathetic characters, especially Amande, and the appealing portrait of Faye's family life."

Sue O’Brien, Booklist

Strangers

Evans's excellent series continues to combine solid mysteries and satisfying historical detail.

Kirkus Reviews

Floodgates

"Evans's fifth series mystery…reveals her skill in handling the details of a crime story enhanced by historical facts and scientific discussions on the physical properties of water. Along with further insights into Faye's personal life, the reader ends up with a thoroughly good mystery."

Library Journal on Floodgates

Findings

Evans is completely in control of what she wants us to see, hear, and feel…Fascinating.

Booklist

Effigies

A captivating combination of archeology, Native-American tales, romance and detection. A must-read.

Kirkus

Relics

Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee mysteries, Relics will engage the imagination of readers.

School Library Journal

Artifacts

Mary Anna Evans tells a good story.

I Love A Mystery

Merry Band of Murderers

...A Merry Band of Murderers is a winner....Three [stories] are particularly noteworthy: Mary Anna Evans' Land of the Flowers, Jeffrey Deaver's The Fan, and Val McDermid's Long Black Veil.... A Merry Band of Murderers is an admirable anthology of short stories by a skilled company of mystery authors.

Mysterious Reviews

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