M. Huw Evans


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M. Huw Evans

About Me

Writing Sample

From The Grandmother Effect, a novel I’m currently revising and polishing:
One time, when I was seven or eight, Dad told me about when he was a kid and he was visiting a friend who lived on the downtown side of Capitol Hill. They were playing in the woods—woods that barely exist anymore—and they scrambled farther up the hill than they ever had before. Stick swords in hand, they beat through bushes and climbed over fallen logs, urging each other on, eager to see what lay around the next gnarled maple trunk. The sun was setting behind them and as Dad pushed through a thicket, he was blinded by a flash of reflected light. He ran forward to find its source and the trees opened to reveal a massive stone castle, towering above him, its giant stained-glass eye glaring, Sauron-like over the entire city. He called to his friend, but his friend was far below. So Dad stood there, all alone, and watched as the castle’s walls shifted from pink, to orange, to grey. And then he turned around and walked back down the hill.
“What’s the point?” I asked.
“The point, my little Flobot, is that if you go out looking for magic, you just might find it.”
“But there’s no such thing as magic is there?” I asked. “Not really?”
He shook his head very slowly. “That’s what my friend’s mom said when I returned. Over muffins and honey, she explained that it was just Saint Mark’s Cathedral—not a castle at all, and certainly not magic.”
I remember feeling disappointed when Dad said that and I wished that he hadn’t told me. My expression must have communicated my thoughts, because he stroked my hair and said, “But to me, that castle, it will always be magic.”

What I Write

Speculative fiction that could be mistaken for something else (mostly science fiction, some fantasy, a bit of horror… all on the literary end of the respective spectra).

Website

http://www.mhuwevans.com

Twitter Handle

@ilorien

Publications

“Nine Instance of Rain”
GigaNotoSaurus.org
October 1st, 2014

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

This year, in addition to polishing up one novel manuscript in preparation for getting it out to agents, I have another novel to finish drafting. I’m not sure how far I’ll get on either project while Clarion West is in session, but my goal is to put in at least seven hours of work per week (an average of an hour per day) on either or both of these projects.

Fundraising Goals

To raise at least $1400 for Clarion West.

If you pledge $100 or more I’ll send you a signed, collectible book from my collection (I’ll work with you to find one that you actually want). I’ll pay shipping.

If you pledge $50 – 99, I’ll send you an (unsigned) hardcover book from my collection. (I’ll work with you to find one that you actually want). I’ll pay shipping.

If you pledge $25 – 49, I’ll send you an (unsigned) paperback from my collection. (I’ll work with you to find one that you actually want). I’ll pay shipping.

If you pledge $24 or less, I’ll send you a postcard (it’ll be a fun one!)

AND… if we exceed $1400, I will send postcards to all sponsors.