MARY ANNA EVANS reads and signs FINDINGS, the 4th installment in her Faye Longchampe series. Evans expertly combines Florida history with a suspenseful murder mystery featuring archaeologist Longchampe. Here she is hired to excavate the grounds of an old hotel where her own family once lived. But when her friend is murdered and the only missing item is her field notes, Faye must uncover a mystery involving a fabulous emerald. (booksense)… (more)
Mary Anna Evans. “Artifacts.” Faye Longchamp, ace archeologist, decides to excavate a site that was once her family’s home. The project turns abruptly dangerous when intruders break into a dear friend’s house and leave the friend dead among the scattered remains of Faye’s artifacts found in the dig. (booksense)
Mary Anna Evans has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her series character, Faye Longchamp, lives the exciting life of an archaeologist, and Mary Anna envies her a little. Her first novel, Artifacts, won the Benjamin Franklin award for best mystery published by a small press. It also won the Florida Historical Society's Florida Literature Award, and it was named by the Voice of Young America (VOYA) as an "Adult Mystery with Young Adult Appeal." Mary Anna is proud of being recognized for writing a page-turner for people of all ages while, at the same time, getting the historical facts right. Her second novel, Relics, was an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association (IMBA) bestseller, and it was nominated for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance's SIBA Book Award. Her third novel, Effigies, was named a Book Sense Notable Book. Mary Anna turned from engineering to fiction after the birth of her third child, prompting a shift in focus from managing hazardous wastes to preparing balanced meals. She has yet to acquire the knack of laundry management.
While her novels are written with adult readers in mind, they have found an audience in high schools and middle schools, where they are being used as tools to teach non-literature subjects. (booksense)… (more)