Liam Mc Phee and the Thief of Laughter by M. Evangeline
“A refreshingly original story with enough twists and turns to make it a top pick for readers of all ages.”
– (Mid-West Book Review)
Marlena Evangeline hails from Southern California. She earned a B.A. in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Composition and Literary Theory from the California State University in San Bernardino and an M.F.A. in fiction from the Writers Workshop at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
M. Evangeline took the first steps in her writing career as a part self-discovery, part post-divorce survival Evangeline and began to write about her new unique life experiences.
Navigating her new world with a renewed sense of wonder evolved into a collection of short stories, three novels, multiple chapbooks of poetry, fourteen screenplays and a collection of country western lyrics.
One of her first books, The Orange Blossom Express was nominated for the Editors Book Award by Lawrence Ashmead of Harper-Collins. Evangeline’s poetry has been published by The Pacific Review and Poetry Motel, which includes Radical Beauty, a collection of poems written by Malibu residents who experienced the Woolsey Fire. In addition to her short stories and fiction, Evangeline has written several screenplays.
Evangeline lived in a boat yard for several years while rebuilding a Navy Utility boat into the yacht, The Ruby Tuesday. She traces that story in the memoir, Raising The Ruby Tuesday, not yet available in print.
Evangeline’s latest young adult fantasy novel, Liam McPhee and the Thief of Laughter is a love story to her daughter and grandchildren for whom the whimsical characters in the book are named after.