An Interview with Malayna Evans
Meet Malayna Evans! Her interview is On the Scene, on the blog button. Read all about this Egyptologist! Really!
Malayna got her Ph.D. in Egyptology at the University of Chicago, but it took her nine-year-old son to get her to write a book about Egypt. His idea . . . his look-alike would become lost in Ancient Egypt. They started the story that night, but it went through many incarnations before it became JAGGER JONES & THE MUMMY’S ANKH. I have to read it . . . I’m dying to know what an ANKH is. I wonder if it’s like anxt. I have plenty of that!
This is Malayna’s place holder for her book cover. It’s not lions and tigers and bears, but oh my, it’s giant scorpions, evil gods, and an intimidating princess. In this time-traveling tale, Jagger Jones journeys to ancient Egypt to rescue his sister. Jagger is a thirteen-year-old whiz kid from the South Side of Chicago who must defeat an evil general. Jagger is armed with his knowledge of history and a few modern objects. He has one week to solve some supernatural riddles and to rescue the royal family. OME! Oh My Egypt! I’ve got to read this book . . . I love time-travel! If you do too, JAGGER JONES comes out this April, but you can pre-order it now.
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!