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American author, best known for writing The Christmas Box and, more recently, the Michael Vey series. Evans graduated from Cottonwood High School in Cottonwood City. He graduated with a B. University of Utah in 1984.
While working as an advertising executive he wrote a Christmas story for his children. Unable to find a publisher or an agent, he self-published the work in 1993 as a paperback novella entitled The Christmas Box. He distributed it to book stores in his community. The book became a local bestseller, prompting Evans to publish the book in this region.
2 on the New York Times bestseller list, inciting an auction for the publishing rights among the world’s top publishing houses. 2 million in an advance. Released in hardcover in 1995, The Christmas Box became the first book to simultaneously reach the number-one position on the New York Times bestseller list for both paperback and hardcover editions. That same year, the book was made into a television movie of the same title, starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara.
Evans has subsequently written 31 nationally best-selling books, including those for children, with conservative Christian themes and appealing to family values. His 1996 book Timepiece was made into a television movie featuring Naomi Watts, James Earl Jones, and Ellen Burstyn, as were 1998’s The Locket, which starred Vanessa Redgrave, 2006’s A Perfect Day, which starred Rob Lowe and Christopher Lloyd, 2016’s The Mistletoe Promise, which starred Jaime King and Luke Macfarlane, and 2017’s The Mistletoe Inn, which starred Alicia Witt and David Alpay. During the Spring of 1997, Evans founded The Christmas Box House International, an organization devoted to building shelters and providing services for abused and neglected children.
To date, more than 35,000 children have been served by Christmas Box House facilities. Evans, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Keri and five children and one grandson. Margaret Tante Burk obituary: The co-founder of the Round Table West literary group was 93″. This page was last edited on 21 November 2017, at 23:41.