Laurie Rawlinson Evans will be at our store on April 20th from 11am-3pm.
“The Black Spirit”
High Ambassador Akira Muro has shielded herself from personal connections her whole life. Due to her immense power, her own people feared her. Now, she is a dynamic warrior and diplomat on her final mission. Akira must face the deadly Mors, also known as the Black Death, and to do so, she is willing to risk everything. Her mission takes Akira and her team to the mountain pass guarded by the Protectorate of Mountain Shadows. There, she encounters the man who abandoned her for the protectorate: Kilronan. Akira has always guarded her heart as desperately as she guards the elemental forces she commands. Kilronan threatens her self-made shields. In order to protect her country, Akira accepts an alliance with Kilronan. Together, they will fight the dark invaders. First, Akira must learn to fight together with a new breed of warrior, and she must also learn to trust. As the Black Death nears, will Akira choose duty or the emotional, human life she has always denied.
Laurie Rawlinson Evans loves writing—how a story evolves and is put together, how words evoke emotion, and how they sound when read aloud. Laurie earned a BS in Zoology, intending to pursue a career in exotic animal medicine until she was introduced to forensic science. She spent thirty years as a criminalist, most as a specialist in forensic serology.
Now Laurie focuses on her passion for writing. An avid reader, she enjoys a wide range of fiction and nonfiction; as a writer, what fascinates her most is fantasy and creating other worlds.
Travel has been a lifelong love for Laurie; she’s visited several countries and much of the United States. The variety of people, languages, cultures, and scenery she’s experienced throughout her travels have inspired the societies and landscapes in her novels.
Laurie has two adult sons and lives in Northern California with her husband, a former Marine. Since both were raised in military families, she appreciates the dedication and risk of our armed forces. Although her stories take place in fantasy worlds, they often involve peacekeepers, defenders, and the complex issues of justice.
The Mountain Shadows series, beginning with The Black Spirit and Beyond the Veil, revolves around one powerful woman’s life spent among military forces in the defense of her country and her people. The short story prequel, The Lost, won an award in the 79th Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition. The third novel, Legacy of the Bow, is planned for 2019.