'keeper of the diary' NAMED ON THE 2017 'BLACK LIST'
Kilgore and screenwriting partner Samuel Franco are humbled to be
included on this year's edition of The Black List, a rundown of
Hollywood's favorite yet-to-be-produced screenplays on the market,
voted by a wide variety of industry executives and professionals.
Keeper of the Diary,
Franco & Kilgore's film about Otto Frank's emotional struggle to
publish the diary of his daughter, Anne, joins dozens of incredible scripts by very talented screenwriters.
'keeper of the diary' MAKES TRACKING BOARD'S 2017 'HIT LIST'
Evan Kilgore and screenwriting partner Samuel Franco are deeply honored to make The Tracking Board's 2017 Hit List. Keeper of the Diary,
Franco & Kilgore's film about Otto Frank's emotional struggle to
publish the diary of his daughter, Anne, has been named to this year's
edition of the list, alongisde numerous other amazing projects.
NOVEMBER 28, 2017 variety franco & kilgore PROFILE APPEARS IN TODAY'S ISSUE
part of their feature on 2017's Top 10 Writers to Watch list, Variety
has profiled Evan Kilgore & Samuel Franco, along with the other
nine wrtiers who were chosen this year. Check out the brief overview of
each writer or team - every one of them are fantastic folks.
NOVEMBER 20, 2017 variety: franco & kilgore among 'TOP 10 WRITERS TO WATCH'
Kilgore and screenwriting partner Samuel Franco were deeply humbled and
honored to learn today that they have been included on Variety's list
of The 10 Screenwriters to Watch in 2017. Further interviews, articles,
and details to come at the official event at this year's Whistler Film
JUNE 29, 2017 ANSEL ELGORT TO star AS JFK in
has found its skipper. As announced in Deadline, Ansel Elgort has
signed on to play the young John F. Kennedy, captain of the PT-109 in
the upcoming World War II action-thriller from Thunder Road Pictures
and Flynn Picture Co.
Elgort, known for his breakout role in The Fault in Our Stars, and whose most recent release, Baby Driver, opened to critical acclaim and commercial success over the summer, will also join in producing.
MAY 14, 2017 kenneth
branagh to direct and star in
"keeper of the diary"
As first reported by
KEEPER OF THE DIARY has found its
filmmaker and star. Academy
Kenneth Branagh will play the
starring role of Otto Frank and
direct the story of his desperate
struggle to publish the book with
which his deceased daughter, Anne
Frank, would later change the world,
The Diary of a Young Girl.
Fox Searchlight is moving fast to
put the film into production.
APRIL 30, 2017 READ THE
KILGORE & FRANCO INTERVIEW ON
"KEEPER OF THE DIARY"
The good folks at Final Draft
have interviewed Evan Kilgore and
writing partner Samuel Franco about
the process, the research, the
motivation, and the experience
behind writing KEEPER OF THE
DIARY, their upcoming feature at
Fox Searchlight. Check out the
JANUARY 15, 2017 fox
searchlight buys red-hot SPEC
"keeper of the diary"
As first reported by
over the weekend and verging into
Saturday night, a fierce bidding war
arose around KEEPER OF THE DIARY,
a new spec script by Samuel Franco &
Evan Kilgore that centers on the
untold true story of Otto Frank's
struggle to publish the Diary of his
daughter, Anne Frank. Young
up-and-coming Doubleday junior
editor Barbara Zimmerman becomes the
champion that he needs in the face
of skepticism and resistance around
Evan and Sam are humbled and
thrilled to have contributed to this
story, and are beyond excited to
work with producing partners Lynn
Harris and Matti Leshem at
Weimaraner Republic Pictures, as
well as Stacey Snider and the Fox
family, in bringing this emotional
journey to the big screen.
It has been an extraordinarily busy
year. While it may seem like there
has been radio silence for a while
here, there are some very exciting
things in motion behind the scenes!
Hollywood marches to its own beat
and works in its own time frame, but
there are some new developments that
can hopefully be shared in the
coming several months that are going
to make a profound difference to
several of our projects.
Thank you so much for your patience,
and looking forward to spreading the
exciting news soon!
DECEMBER 22, 2015 FRANCO/KILGORE
MARCIANO FILM ATTACHES ACTOR JEREMY
As announced in
Evan Kilgore and Samuel Franco have
teamed to write UNDEFEATED: THE
ROCKY MARCIANO STORY with
Academy Award-Nominated actor Jeremy
Renner attached to star as Rocky.
The real-world iconic boxing legend
retired with an unprecedented 49-0
record, but his life and his story
stretch well outside of the ring.
The film represents the first
feature adaptation of Marciano's
life, endorsed by the Marciano
Check back for more updates on the
DECEMBER 14, 2015 MAYDAY 109
NAMED ON THE 2015 "BLACK LIST"
Evan and writing partner Samuel
Franco's World War II
action-thriller, MAYDAY 109,
based upon the true, harrowing
survival story of young John F.
Kennedy's military service aboard PT
(patrol torpedo) Boat 109, has been
named to the
List, a compilation
of Hollywood producers' and
Evan and Sam are incredibly thankful
and honored for this humbling
Read more about the Black List,
MAYDAY 109, and the other fantastic
projects that were also included on
DECEMBER 4, 2015 MAYDAY 109
MAKES THE TRACKING BOARD'S 2015 "HIT
The Tracking Board has honored Evan
Kilgore and screenwriting partner
Samuel Franco's spec script, MAYDAY
109, on its annual Hit List, published
Board Website: For
the 6th year running, we are pleased
to present the 2015 Hit List,
featuring the best spec scripts of
the year as voted on by industry
Check out the
full list here.
Sam and Evan are deeply flattered to
be recognized among such a sterling
collection of talented fellow
NOVEMBER 7, 2015 kilgore &
franco named in top 100 emerging
The Tracking Board has included Evan
Kilgore and screenwriting partner
Samuel Franco on its annual Young &
Hungry List, published yesterday.
Every year, The Young & Hungry List
is compiled from across the
industry, proudly showcasing those
writers most eager to stake their
claim. Voted on by Hollywood’s most
influential players, each list
distinguishes a fresh slate of
up-and-coming creatives preparing to
take the next step in their careers.
Whether it be a newcomer making
their first big splash, a sophomore
writer coming into their prime, or
an established veteran returning to
their roots, they all share one
thing: the unrelenting drive to make
Check out the
and list here.
Sam and Evan are deeply flattered to
be recognized among such a sterling
collection of talented fellow
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Screenplay MAYDAY 109 Acquired by
Thunder Road & FlynnPictureCo.
As reported this morning by
Deadline Hollywood and
Variety, MAYDAY 109,
a screenplay co-written by Evan
Kilgore & Samuel Franco, has been
set up with Basil Iwanyk's
Thunder Road (The Town,
Sicario, John Wick) and Beau
Flynn's FlynnPictureCo (San
Andreas, Hercules, Gretel: Witch
Hunter). Kent Kubena and Taylor
Zea will be overseeing the project
for Thunder Road and Scott Sheldon
at Flynn Picutre Co. as they next
attach a director and cast the film.
Check back for more updates on
MAYDAY 109 and more new project
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Updates Soon!
Hang tight, everyone. The last few
months have been crazy, and there
might be some very exciting news to
share on some brand new projects
soon. Stay tuned!
MAY 27, 2015 BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER Picks
Up Strong Reviews
"Butterflies of Bill Baker
satisfies by warming you up and then
hitting you hard with questions that
buzz around in your head. A
rewarding watch." - The Movie Waffler
"An entertainingly understated
- Unreal TV
MAY 8, 2015 BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER Out
Check out the award-winning feature
film co-scripted by Evan Kilgore and
director Sania Jhankar, out today on
DVD, iTunes, and Google Play!
Get it here!
APRIL 30, 2015
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER Now
Available for Pre-Order on iTunes!
Releasing on May 8, 2015 on iTunes,
Amazon, Google Play, and DVD,
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER -
co-scripted by Sania Jhankar & Evan
Kilgore - is now available for
Pre-Order on Apple iTunes.
Get your order in today!
APRIL 12, 2015
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER Releasing
May 8, 2015!
Get ready - BUTTERFLIES OF BILL
BAKER - co-scripted by Evan, will be
releasing on iTunes, Amazon, Google
Play, and DVD on May 8th!
NOVEMBER 16, 2014 BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER Release
Pushed to 2015
Hang tight - BUTTERFLIES OF BILL
BAKER is still coming to a screen
near you, but the release has been
pushed to early 2015. More details
OCTOBER 11, 2014
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER To Get
November 2014 Release
It's finally (almost) here! The
feature mystery/thriller film
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER,
co-scripted by Evan, will be getting
a limited theatrical release and
distribution in November, 2014. Stay
tuned for more exciting details
Check Out WHO IS SHAYLA HACKER,
With a Soundtrack
MARCH 9, 2014
THE LAST MARCH OF NINE Releases
fourth book, THE LAST
MARCH OF NINE, is out today
- dubbed "bizarre but brilliant" and
guaranteed a "total suspension of
disbelief!" Get it in
eBook on your Kindle or
Kindle-compatible iPad, Android, and
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
New Reviews and Trivia on Books /
Films / TV
reviews and information have been
added to the
Books/Films/TV Page, along
with a brand new Trivia section for
each title. Did you know a number of
characters make crossover cameos in
other of Evan's books? Check it out!
JANUARY 2, 2014
New Novel Announcement: THE LAST
MARCH OF NINE
fourth book, THE
LAST MARCH OF NINE, will be
March 9, 2014.
Can't wait? Here's a taste:
On a family vacation, Cleo's life is
thrown into upheaval when her older
sister, Angela, vanishes. More than
ten years later, Angela reappears –
struggles to uncover the truth of
what happened, she begins to
confront truths about herself and
the arrogant yet insecure genius, Jamus March, who took her sister.
How far will he go to ensure the
dissolution of free will for his own
selfish purposes, or has it already
gone too far? And why can’t Cleo
shake the idea that she should have
been the one to disappear?
seemingly everyone around her begins
to behave in the same peculiar way,
Cleo must risk her life in a
high-stakes race against time to
finally save her sister – and
ultimately them both – before it is
New Web Site Look
anticipation of an exciting year,
this web site has undergone an
overhaul to make it easier to find
out more about Evan's new and
upcoming projects. We hope you like
JULY 31, 2013
MADE IN CHINA Guest Blogs
Evan's third book, MADE IN CHINA,
has been racking up some solid
reviews and press. Interested in
hearing more about how it was
written, what Evan does day to day
for a living, and what he is working
on now? Check out some of the
following press, interviews, and
guest blog posts for some exclusive
Evan's feature film co-writing debut
was named Best Alternate Feature
at the Manhattan Film Festival,
where it made its official debut.
BILL BAKER can be seen next at the
KahBang Film Festival in Bangor,
Maine, on Sat. August 10th, 2013, at
6:30pm. Check out
the official trailer and
Autographed Books Now Available
Looking for a first-edition
hardcover or paperback of Evan's
books with an autograph and a
personalized dedication? Shop right here
to learn how you can get an
autographed book shipped to you
anywhere in the world.
JUNE 14, 2013
MADE IN CHINA Out Now!
Evan's new thriller, MADE IN
CHINA, has just been
eBook. Get the novel that
acclaimed thriller author Brett
Battles (THE CLEANER, THE DECEIVED,
SICK) calls, "[E]very parent's fear.
A terrifying journey of desperation
that will be sure to keep you up
late into the night," and Carl
Ellsworth (RED EYE, DISTURBIA) calls
"A riveting, real-world
ticking-clock page turner - Don't
MAY 15, 2013
WHO IS SHAYLA HACKER Now on Kindle
Evan's debut novel, WHO IS SHAYLA
HACKER, has just been
re-released for the Amazon Kindle
and the free Kindle app (supported
on devices such as the iPad, iPhone,
and Android). Check it out for $2.99
and build your digital library in
preparation for some exciting new
releases coming soon!
APRIL 13, 2013 BILL BAKER Makes New York Festival Premiere
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER
premiered at the Brooklyn Girl Film
Festival, with most of the cast as
well as Co-writer/Director Sania
Jhankar and Producer Reema Dutt in
attendance for a Q&A session,
following the screening. Look for
more news about BILL BAKER
NOV. 11, 2012 New Book: MADE IN CHINA to Release in Spring 2013
Named a Semifinalist in the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences'
Nicholl Fellowship, Evan Kilgore and
Sebastian Twardosz's thriller
screenplay, MADE IN CHINA,
will be adapted and released as a
novel in eBook and Paperback this
Spring, 2013. Stay tuned for
SEPT. 1, 2012 BILL BAKER Feature in Post-Production
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER, a
psychological thriller feature film
co-scripted by Evan Kilgore and
writer/director Sania Jhankar, has
wrapped principal photography in New
York, and has gone into
post-production for a planned 2013
release. Check out the film's
IMDb page here, and stay
tuned for more updates soon.
MAY 26, 2012
MJMW Premiere Pictures
"MJMW," a short film Evan
co-scripted with writer/director
Ajayender Reddy Loka, premiered in
New York this week. Check out
pictures from the party
APRIL 9, 2012
New Video: MJMW Trailer
Director Ajayender Reddy Loka has
just releasend a trailer for his
upcoming film, MJMW, whose
screenplay was co-written by Evan
Kilgore. Check it out:
OCTOBER 1, 2011
Spec Script Named 2011 Nicholl
An original thriller screenplay,
scripted by Evan Kilgore (story
co-written by Evan Kilgore &
Sebastian Twardosz), has been
selected as a 2011 Nicholl
Semifinalist by the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
September 18, 2011 New Short Film in Pre-Production
Evan has joined writer/director
Ajayender Loka in co-scripting a new
short film, MEET JAMES MATTHEW
WILSON, now in
casting/pre-production in New York
City. Check back here for more
details and updates soon!
September 2, 2011
New Site, New Projects, More
overhaul of this web site has been
completed and implemented. New
project announcements include
BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER, for
which Evan is joining forces with
writer-director Sania Jhankar and I
Laugh I Cry Films to co-write the
feature screenplay, with additional
new projects already on the slate.
Look for further announcements here
Upcoming Contests Check back soon for a chance to win
free autographed 1st Edition
hardcovers and more - to be featured
right here on this web site. And be
sure to join Evan on Facebook,
Twitter, and Goodreads to stay
up-to-date on all the latest updates
and exclusive features.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
Website Overhaul, Updates Soon
A complete redesign
of this web site is underway to coincide with some exciting
news about new projects, features, and other updates. Keep
checking back here for the latest and greatest.
Find Evan on Facebook Evan has launched an
author page where news, special features, and opportunities
to connect will be hosted. Head on over to "Like" Evan's
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
New Video: DARK DESERT HIGHWAY
Evan has been brought in
to work with writer/director Andrew Le Pera on developing
HAPPY MUSICAL, a raunchy, ridiculous feature film
project set up to star
(Smallville, Dead Like Me, The Tudors), and scored by
The Black Eyed Peas' Apl.De.Ap. Casting and
pre-production underway for a 2011 shoot.
Live Twitter Updates to the Right
Want to stay up to the
minute with Evan Kilgore? Follow Twitter updates, live and
in real time, right here, or log onto your Twitter
account and follow Evan here: (twitter.com/evan_kilgore).
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010
Film Project: DARK DESERT HIGHWAY
Evan is enthusiastic
to have officially signed on in co-writing feature
horror/thriller DARK DESERT
HIGHWAY with Jason Cuadrado and Esperanza
Pre-production is underway, and more details will follow as
attachments, shooting schedules, and other elements fall
Look for more exciting news and updates soon.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010
New Project Officially In Development
The gears are turning
on an exciting new project in the works. Look for more news
and updates soon.
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
In the Pipeline
Evan is at work on
nailing down the dirty details on several upcoming projects.
Stay tuned in the next few months for some exciting
Article on Writingin Spring 2010 MRJ
Evan was honored to
join a slew of great writers in contributing a brief article
on writing in the latest issue of Mystery Readers
Journal. You can check out the Spring 2010 issue - "African
Find Evan on Twitter
Evan can be found
proffering occasional moments of poignant insight and
vast tracts of inane, useless squalor, served up for your
dubious pleasure on an irregular basis at
SUNDAY, September 20, 2009
Join Evan and a host
of other authors at the West Hollywood Book Fair on October
4th, 2009 at 3:45 for a panel discussion entitled, "Dark and
Twisted: Testing the Limits of Taste and Depravity," at the
Mystery and Suspense Pavilion in West Hollywood Park. There
is no charge for admission to the event.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009
page has been updated with new signings, panels,
appearances, and more.
The Children of Black Valley Review
The Chicago Tribune
has just whipped out a fresh review of Evan Kilgore's summer
thriller, The Children of Black Valley. "[R]eaders will
literally not be able to put [it] down," according to
Mr. Paul Goat Allen. It has "a uniqueness that will keep
readers guessing until literally the very last pages." Check out the full review in
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2008
The Children of Black Valley Tidbits
The Children of
Black Valley picked up another solid review, this time
from BookBitch. You can check it out in Media.
Also - do you believe that one page of a book can tell
you the quality of the entire story? How about Page
99? See how The Children of Black Valley fares
over at the
Campaign for the American Reader's Page 99 Test.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2008
Trailer for The Children of Black Valley
Can't get enough of the
Black Valley? Not sure if you're ready to dive in?
Check out the official YouTube
trailer, written, directed, and produced by Jaime Nelson.
Available right here on this web site, on theMedia page.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2008
Men of Mystery 2008
Evan will be joining the
masses at this year's Men of Mystery conference and luncheon
in Irvine, California. A day-long celebration of dark
stories and the mysterious men who write them, it will be an
unforgettable experience for all. Sign up today!
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2008
More New Events Scheduled
Thanks to the efforts of
the officious Jaime at Bleak House, Evan has booked several
more new signings and events in Southern California.
Click here to see if Evan
will be in your neck of the woods.
MONDAY, JULY 7, 2008
New Events & Reviews
New reviews of Evan's
soon-to-be-released (this weekend!) second novel, The
Children of Black Valley have just been posted to this
web site. Check out Mediafor more information.
In addition, Evan has booked several new events, and signings.
He will be moderating a discussion panel entitled,
How Authors and Screenwriters Fuel the Genre," at this
year's West Hollywood Book Fair. Check out Events for more information.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008
Book Expo America
If you're one of the
thousands of authors, publishers, agents, reviewers, or
industry professionals converging on the Los Angeles
Convention Center this weekend, stop by and say hello to
Evan. He'll be signing with the Mystery Writers of
America on Friday, May 30th at 1:30pm and with Bleak
House Books on Saturday, May 31st at 2:00pm. Look
forward to seeing you there!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008
Children of Black Valley Reviewed
Curious what kind of book
"picks up speed and chaos with the smash-mouthed ferocity of
a Bruce Willis epic...[and] a crash-bang finale" - ? "Nuke
the popcorn," Kirkus Reviews
says, for The Children of Black Valley,
a book in which "every road taken is the scariest."
Hitting the shelves next
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008
The spring is heating up.
Check out the Eventspage to
get the latest on Evan's upcoming calendar engagements.
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
COBV Synopsis & Cover Art
Preliminary cover art and
a synopsis have now been released for Evan's Summer 2008
release, The Children of Black Valley. You can
check out the new stuff here
at the updated Black Valley web page.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2008
Bleak House Books has
just launched a public discussion forum that gives readers
and visitors the opportunity to throw out questions to
authors and to the publisher. It's a great resource.
Check it out here.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2008
The good folks at Bleak
House Books have just launched the Future is Bleak Book
Club. This spring, one title will be chosen - by
you - to be featured and discussed by the author in an
And that's not all. The first 10 to register will get free
copies of the winning book, and everyone else who joins can
get it at a discount.
Want that free book to be Evan's brand new,
not-even-off-the-presses-yet The Children of Black Valley
- ? You've got to VOTEfor it between now and March 15th.
Head on over to
House's web site to learn more.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
Get the very first glimpse at Evan's next
book, The Children of Black Valley
(due out Summer, 2008), with a sneak peak teaser -
the first chapter, available now in PDF, exclusively on this
web site. Check it out.
The Children of Black Valley page has also
been updated with a picture of some pre-release author notes
- a behind-the-scenes glance at the writing process.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2007
The Year Ahead
As the last of 2007
funnels through the hourglass, it draws to a close twelve of
the most eventful months in this web site's short history.
The next twelve are shaping up to be even more exciting.
Just around the corner, in the Spring of 2008, Evan's second
novel, The Children of Black Valley,
will be hitting the shelves, courtesy of the good folks at
Bleak House Books. In addition, Evan is already at
work on several other projects that, if all goes well,
should bring more announcements soon.
On the eve of December 31st, the future stands without limit.
To the lucky and to the less fortunate, to the happy and to
the hopeful - may 2008 bring a happy New Year.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Second Novel Announced
Bleak House Books and
Evan Kilgore have recently solidified details on Evan's next
book, The Children of Black Valley, to be
released in June, 2008.
Visit the book's brand new web site here
as more details become available, and be sure to keep up
with the latest updates right here in News.
New Site Unveiled
regular visitors may notice, this web site has just
undergone a major graphical renovation to celebrate and
accommodate the new and upcoming projects Evan is now
embarking on. New features include the Blog
section (to the right of this article, previously found only
MySpace profile), as well as the new-and-growing
site for Evan's next novel, The Children of Black Valley.
Further updates will follow in the coming weeks about even more new
and exciting projects currently underway.
Thursday, November 16, 2007
Exciting Announcements & New Design
A complete graphical
renovation is on the way for this web site, and with it, several exciting new
announcements about some of Evan's upcoming projects. Stay tuned for the
latest updates. And in the meantime...
Hardovers of Shayla Hacker
Available only while
supplies last, Bleak House Books is offering a limited stock of signed hardcover
First Editions of Evan's debut, Who is Shayla Hacker. You can learn
more and order yours today at the Bleak House web site, right
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Though updates have been
spotty over the last two months, Evan has kept very busy with several exciting
new projects. Look for some official announcements and developments
Saturday, September 1, 2007
New Tour Date in Los Angeles
Evan will be attending the
West Hollywood Book Fair and signing at the Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
booth. Check out Events for more information.
Friday, July 27, 2007
New Review: Who is Shayla Hacker
The good folks at Booklist
have given Shayla Hacker a look and forwarded their thoughts, now
available at the Press & Extras section. An
always on the edge of surrealism, the novel is a kind of existential thriller,
an exploration of what makes a person whole, posing as a story about a bunch of
people looking for a mysterious woman. Intriguing stuff."
Evan will be stopping by
his alma mater at the University of Southern California Bookstore for a signing
on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 12pm. It is at the University Park
(central) Campus. Check Events for address
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Back from the Midwest
Freshly returned from his
adventures in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and St. Louis, Evan brings a couple
of pictures from along the way. Check them
out in Press & Extras.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
New Tour Dates
As he prepares to embark
on his Midwest mini-tour, Evan has also set up a signing in Seattle at the end
of the month. Check out Events for more
details, and be sure to come see Evan in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and St.
Louis this coming week!
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Site Updates: Press & Extras
Now you can find all
reviews of Evan's work, plus some exclusive bonus extras in one, convenient
location. Press & Extraswill henceforth be
the home for any new publicity, reviews, and bonus materials available nowhere
Evan's tour schedule has also been updated in the Events Section.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Kirkus Reviews Shayla Hacker
To be published in the
July Edition of Kirkus Reviews, Who is Shayla Hacker has received another
great review from the fine folks at Kirkus. "Twin Peaks meets
The Da Vinci Code in this surpassingly weird debut." Check out Press & Extras for more.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Who is Shayla Hacker: The Lost Chapter
To be available
exclusively from this web site, a never-before-seen chapter from Who is
Shayla Hacker will be coming soon. Keep checking back here for more
Thank you to all who stopped by
and helped make Shayla Hacker's first official signing event a great
success. Evan had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new readers.
For more information on upcoming opportunities to meet even, check out the Eventspage.
Evan signing a copy of Who is Shayla Hacker, at The Mystery Bookstore
in Los Angeles, on June 9, 2007.
- Front Street Reviews Shayla Hacker
The gang at Front Street
Reviews has posted a review of Who is Shayla Hacker. Here are a few
"After the first couple pages the hook has been set...other books get set
aside. The fascinating plot premise evolves as 5 different people, in different
parts of the country, for different reasons, become obsessed with a girl they
have never met.
"[I was] up late into the night, not able to put the book down....This book
is well worth the energy to follow the characters on their quest to find the
elusive Shayla Hacker. As a mix of mystery, thriller, sci-fi and adventure, Evan
Kilgore seems to be creating a new genre.
"This is an author whose
writing progress will be interesting and, probably, noteworthy."
Monday, May 7, 2007
Crime Spree Magazine Reviews Shayla Hacker
The fine folks at Crime
Spree Magazine have weighed in on Who is Shayla Hacker. Here's
an excerpt from their review (available in Issue #19).
"Evan Kilgore’s debut novel is an amazing piece of work. From the fist few
lines it feels like something a little different, something special...
"Kilgore has a wonderful ability to draw in the reader...The characters are
people that you are instantly interested in and care about, and the way they
keep circling each other is pure genius, like a avant-garde ballet choreographed
by a genius madman. The descriptions in the book took me to the place the
characters went and are still in my head. This book is going to stay with me for
some time to come."
Thursday, May 3, 2007
New Events Section
If you're looking for
where Evan will be putting in his next appearance, an
EVENTS section has just been added to this web site, detailing his
forthcoming tour schedule. From now on, signing and other information of
that nature will appear there, instead of here.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
LA Times Festival of Books4/28-4/29
Evan will be attending the
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA's main campus in Westwood next
weekend, April 28th-29th. He'll be stopping by the Mystery Bookstore
booth, as well as making the rounds at a number of other exhibitors. Be
sure to stop by and say hello if you're in the area.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Evan Interviewed on Podcast
Evan has an interview on
Bleak House Books' shiny new Podcast, The Future is Bleak. You can
check it out right
here and catch the answers to some of those burning questions you might
have. Thanks to Ben, an excellent host and interviewer.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Who Is Shayla Hacker Page Updated
The official web page for
Who is Shayla Hacker has been updated with new cover art and a stylish,
themed look. Check it out here.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Book Expo of America in New York
Evan will be launching
Who is Shayla Hacker at the Book Expo of America in New York city on May
31st-June 3rd, 2007. If you're in the vicinity, drop by, say hello,
and pick yourself up an autographed first edition of the novel.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
This Weekend in Seattle
As a reminder, Evan will
be in Seattle, Washington, this coming weekend to promote Who is Shayla
Hacker at the Left Coast Mystery Convention. If you're in the area, be
sure to stop by and say hello.
In the News...
Who is Shayla Hacker
is set to appear in the soon-to-be-published features in latest issue of the
Library Journal. You can check them out online right
What Editing Looks Like
The editing cycle has
arrived for Who is Shayla Hacker, as galleys prepare to go out in the
coming month, and the presses are warming up for the book's June release.
Though it arrives in the summer, the fairer weather is already here in Los
Angeles, and Shayla is getting a spit and polish in the poolside sun.
Just for fun, here's a glimpse of Evan at work on whipping the
final draft of the book into shape... Who is Shayla Hacker, in-progress by the pool (left), and on the balcony
Monday, January 15, 2007
Who is Shayla Hacker Podcast Online
Now you can hear Evan read
from the first chapter of his forthcoming novel, Who is Shayla Hacker.
You do not need an iPod or any special software to listen to the recording.
Check it out here, and thanks to Paul
Toth and his Tothworld web site for hosting the program.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Left Coast Crime Mystery Convention Evan will be attending the
Left Coast Crime Mystery Convention 2007 in Seattle, WA, from February 1st
through 4th, 2007. Be sure to stop by and say hello if you are
in town. For more information on the event, please visit the Convention's
official web site at www.lcc2007.com.
MySpace Profile Launched
Evan has added a MySpace
profile with updated information on upcoming author events, as well as exclusive
excerpts from works in progress, and more. Check out the page at
Los Angeles Times Festival of
Books Evan will be attending the
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in Westwood this May, 2007. Be
sure to stop by and say hello if you are in town.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Evan Kilgore will be
promoting his forthcoming book at this year's Bouchercon book festival in
Madison, Wisconsin. Come meet the author and get a taste of the book from
September 28 - October 1, 2006. Visit
here for the official festival web
Monday, February 20, 2006
Site Officially Launched
Though more updates and
information are to follow, this marks the official launch of this web site. In
the future, you can expect enhanced commentary on some of Evan Kilgore's
upcoming projects, exclusive material you won't find on bookstore shelves, and a
variety of premium content still under development.
Please check back here often for news and updates on Evan