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 kids 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 thirty 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 kids 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. In 2022, she released A Quest of Blood and Stone, another YA fantasy that was also awarded the 2022 Florida Author Project Young Adult Book of the Year. In 2023, she successfully crowdfunded The Weary Dragon Inn series, a Cozy Fantasy meets Cozy Mystery series, and released the first three books later that year.

Sush, as her readers affectionately call her, resides with her husband and kids 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

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Awards and Accolades

Winner, 2023 Florida Author Project Young Adult Book of the Year, A Quest of Blood and Stone

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

About Sush’s Series

The Razia Series

Genre: Space Opera

Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing

Double Life: June 12, 2014 | ISBN: 978-0986298103 | Low Res Cover | High Res Cover 

Alliances: March 10, 2015 | ISBN: 978-0986298110 | Low Res Cover | High Res Cover

Conviction: October 28, 2015 | ISBN: 978-0986298134 | Low Res Cover | High Res Cover

Fusion: February 16, 2016 | ISBN: 978-0986298158 | Low Res Cover | High Res Cover

Pitch: Lyssa Peate is living double lives as a space pirate bounty hunter and planet-discovering scientist. Unfortunately, neither life is going so well. As the pirate, she’s the least wanted in the universe, and as the scientist, her intern is definitely spying on her. Things get worse when that intern is mistaken for her hostage by the universal police. 

Age 15+, complete series.

 The Lexie Carrigan Chronicles

Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy

Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing

Spells and Sorcery: October 4, 2016| ISBN: 978-1945438035 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Magic and Mayhem: April 4, 2017 | ISBN: 978-1945438097 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Dawn and Devilry: October 20, 2018 | ISBN: 978-1945438165 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Illusion and Indemnity: January 22, 2019 | ISBN: 978-1945438189 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Pitch: Lexie Carrigan finds out on her fifteenth birthday that she has magic—and that might be the least weird thing about her. Her family’s light on the details and help, so she finds an older man as a mentor. But the more she learns about him and her own odd powers, the more she begins to wonder: Who is this guy really, and why is he helping her? 

Age 13+, completed series

 Empath 

Genre: Fantasy 

Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing

Publication Date: May 10, 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-9862981-2-7 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Pitch: Lauren Dailey is going through a rough patch when she hears a mysterious voice promising an easy out. Suddenly, she’s trapped in a fantasy world where she has the power to feel what others do. Just one problem: there’s a dragon that might want to eat her. And it also might be the source of that mysterious voice, dragging her deeper into her own darkness. Age 15+, standalone.

The Madion War Trilogy 

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing

The Island: April 26, 2016 | ISBN: 978-0-9862981-7-2 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover
The Chasm: July 12, 2016 | ISBN: 978-0-9862981-6-5 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover
The Union: February 14, 2017 | ISBN: 978-1-945438-06-6 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Pitch: He’s a prince, she’s a pilot, their countries have been at war for fifty years. When an air skirmish goes wrong, they’re trapped on an island. The prince is out of his depth, and the pilot is injured, so they have no choice but to work together to survive. A tumultuous beginning turns to romance, but the ongoing war looms. 

Age 18+, complete series. 

The Demon Spring Series

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing

Resurgence: February 20, 2018 | ISBN: 978-1-945438-10-3 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Revival: May 15, 2018 | ISBN: 978-1-945438-12-7 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Redemption: August 7, 2018 | ISBN: 978-1-945438-14-1 | High-Res Cover | Low-Res Cover

Pitch: After his wife was brutally murdered by demons, demon hunter Jack Grenard is starting anew with his partner Cam in Atlanta. But on a routine patrol, they come across a demon that saves instead of kills. Now they’re on a mission to find out who she is—and does she have anything to do with the impending Demon Spring, when thousands of demons wreak havoc on humanity? 

Age 18+, complete series