Mary Anna Evans is the author of the Faye Longchamp mysteries, which have won awards including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mississippi Author Award, and three Florida Book Awards Bronze Medals. She was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and received an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Mississippi. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers University, Camden. She resides in Norman, Oklahoma where she teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at the University of Oklahoma.
MFA Creative Writing, Rutgers-Camden; MS Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi
Oklahoma Book Awards finalist, 2016; Mississippi Author Award, 2011; Benjamin Franklin Award, 2004; Florida Book Awards, Bronze Medals, 2007 and 2013.
Writes and works in Norman, Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma.
Books published by Poisoned Pen Press: Artifacts, 2003; Relics, 2005; Effigies, 2007; Findings, 2008; Floodgates, 2009; Strangers, 2010; Plunder, 2012; Rituals, 2014; Isolation, 2015. Mathematical Literacy in the Middle and High School Grades, Pearson Publishing.
"My mysteries feature Faye Longchamp, an archaeologist who approaches life (and dead bodies) with a scientist's analytical skills. These books draw on my education and experience in the sciences, as does my academic writing in the field of math and science literacy. I have published articles and essays on environmental themes in The Atlantic, EarthLines, and Flyway. I see creative writing and science as mirror twins, strategies that help as understand our world. I love them both."