Evan Nichols is author of two novels, Perfekt and Running into the Sun. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her two children and two dogs.
Thirteen-year-old Skylar Moss innocently submits her selfie to the Perfekt Photo Editor, a free app that promises to transform her picture to flawless perfektion. When a look in the mirror reveals that it’s not just the photo the app changes, Skylar thinks she’s stumbled onto a miracle. Seduced by the benefits of being beautiful—popularity at school, mounting social media attention, and adoration from her dreamy crush—she ignores warnings from her bestie that something about the app is too good to be true. She just wanted to get rid of a little teenage acne and highlight some of her better features, but quickly finds herself being cyber-bullied into keeping up the facade. How far will Skylar go to stay PERFEKT?
MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL
AVAILABLE JUNE 2019
RUNNING INTO THE SUN
Running Into the Sun is a literary fiction novel with three interdependent stories about best friends who stick together while making bad decisions, falling down rabbit holes, and using extremely poor judgment.
Ellison is mid-thirties, smart and fiery, career-focused and opinionated. She loves to date but has deep a rooted aversion to love and commitment that tends to draw her into increasingly deviant situations.
Ellison met her best friend, Bergen, when they were sorority sisters in college. Bergen always dreamed of being married and having a family, and on the surface it looks like she is a raging success. But beneath the perfect mother and model social citizen, her marriage and life are crumbling.
They meet Trent, a handsome and charismatic 25-year-old recovering heroin addict, and the third storyline of his torrid affair with drugs confronts them. They must recognize the parallels of their own, less epitomized addictions or else lose everything they ever thought was important.
At just under 100,000 words, Running into the Sun is stylized with interwoven stories like Elizabeth Strout’s Anything is Possible, has the optional layer of philosophical depth that underlies Haven Kimmel’s Solace of Leaving Early, and builds eternal friendships like Donna Tartt forged in The Secret History. It is set in Atlanta, Georgia.
LITERARY FICTION FOR ADULTS
AVAILABLE AUGUST 2019