Frances Evlin became acquainted with medieval fantasy by reading David Edding’s light, easy-reading fantasy novels. The books of her Loyal series, suitable for young adults, emphasize story without gratuitous violence, sex or profanity. The series also highlights her appreciation of trees and their absolute necessity for human and animal existence. In that sense, trees do “hold the world together”.
Her short stories have been published in literary magazines, and in the children’s magazine Cricket. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and lives in Washington State.