Short Biography (75 Words)

S. Usher Evans is an internationally bestselling author and the recipient of the 2019 Florida Author Project Young Adult Book of the Year. She began her career fighting bureaucracy with the US Government before throwing it all away and returning to her childhood love of writing. She has penned over nineteen books spanning six series, including the internationally bestselling Princess Vigilante and Madion War Trilogy series. She currently resides with her husband and two dogs in Pensacola, FL and can often be found plotting at the beach.

Medium Biography (300 Words)

S. Usher Evans is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author. She began her career fighting bureaucracy with the US Government as a project manager and software designer. But after one too many generals tossed out her hard work, she underwent a quarter-life crisis and decided to throw away her career and move back home to write books. Starting with The Razia Series, a space opera mad camp romp, she’s released over nineteen titles since 2014, covering everything from anxiety dragons to princess vigilantes. In 2019, she released The City of Veils, which was awarded the 2019 Florida Author Project Young Adult Book of the Year and received positive accolades from around the world. Sush, as her readers affectionately call her, currently resides with her husband and two dogs in Pensacola, FL and can often be found plotting at the beach.

Long Biography (300 Words)

S. Usher Evans is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author. She began her career fighting bureaucracy with the US Government as a project manager and software designer. But after one too many generals tossed out her hard work, she underwent a quarter-life crisis and decided to throw away her career and move back home to write books in 2014.

Her first book, Double Life, was released in June of 2014 and was nominated as one of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2014. In 2015, her “anxiety dragon” book, Empath, was awarded the same honor. Subsequent series, The Madion War Trilogy, The Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, and the Demon Spring Trilogy, have delighted readers around the world.

In 2019, she released The City of Veils, which Foreward Reviews calls “entertaining from the first page to the last.” The book was also awarded the 2019 Florida Author Project Young Adult Book of the Year, and was followed up by The Veil of Ashes and The Veil of Trust. The final book in the series, The Queen of Veils, will be releasing in 2020.

Sush, as her readers affectionately call her, was asked to be the Guest of Honor at Cyphacon in Lake Charles, LA in 2016 and was a guest author at Phoenix Comicon and several years at Pensacon, in her hometown of Pensacola, FL. She has attended over 50 shows around the country, and delights in meeting her readers face-to-face.

When not on the road in her beloved Chevy Colorado truck, Sush resides with her husband and two dogs in Pensacola, FL and can often be found plotting at the beach.

Contacting Sush

Sush loves to hear from her readers around the world! Drop her a line on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and let her know you’re around. If you’d like to get in touch with her for events, announcements, or interview requests, please send her an email at contact [ at ] susherevans dot com (or by clicking the email logo below)

Headshots

Below, find Sush’s headshots in various different sizes:

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Awards and Accolades

Winner, 2019 Florida Author Project Young Adult Book of the Year, The City of Veils

50 Best Self-Published Books of 2015, Empath

Quotes

 “I’ve always known S. Usher-Evans is an author to watch.” – Deirdre Riordan Hall, author of Sugar and Pearl

“YA is where [S. Usher Evans] shines.” – Liz Meldon, paranormal romance author

Topics for Interviews and Panels

Evans gave the commencement address at George Mason University in 2007, so she’s no stranger to public speaking or media engagement. To wit, she’s been asked to sit on many panels at the various comic book and literary conventions she’s attended since 2014. She has been interviewed by local video and print news, as well as various podcasts and YouTube shows.

In addition to speaking on topics related to writing, self-publishing, realistic characters (of the female and not-female variety), an interview with Evans offers numerous angles and story opportunities including:

  • The quarter-life-crisis: How Evans went from a US Department of Defense consultant to a freelance writer
  • The writing business: Evans started Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing in 2014 utilizing her experience as a project manager and web developer
  • Building an author platform: With a background in strategic communications and a brief stint at the BBC, Evans can speak to using a variety of marketing and promotion activities to build a viable platform
  • Mental Health: Evans’ book Empath is an allegory to her struggles with anxiety and depression. She can speak to writing the book and how it helped her come to terms with her mental illness.

Evans also will talk about how great the city of Pensacola, FL is to anyone who’ll sit still long enough