Who I Am.
My name is Evie Driver, but call me Evie. Tossing out all formalities, let’s discuss a topic I’m very familiar with: me! I am a science fiction, urban fantasy, & romance young adult author. Get to know my WIP, The Gravity Series! Otherwise, let’s move onward, St. Olaf! (Anyone else watch and still love The Golden Girls?
Frankly, I’m a nerd who wears such a label like a badge of honor. Anime conventions, Marvel, reading, and reimagining my favorite fandoms are just some of the things my brain is occupied by while not writing my own WIPs. Writing defines my life almost in the same way that Mr. Driver (a.k.a. my husband) does. Without either, I’m fairly certain I’d be floating my way up to Mars by now. In other words, I’d be lost – for dramatic flare.
I am 26 years old, I have a Bachelor’s degree (Multidisciplinary Studies) from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and I live in Houston, TX. I could throw in a few jokes about it (Texas) being hot as hell, but I’d rather recommend you watch Lucifer on FOX to hear more tasteful hell references. That show happens to be my favorite show of all time – just in front of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel is my whirlwind love affair (don’t tell my husband). I have three cats who are more like children to me and the hubby.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you from?
I am born and raised a gulf coast Texas gal. My whole life revoles around Houston, TX. During college, I spent 4 years in San Antonio; however, after graduating, I moved back home and launched my career.
Are you a full-time writer?
Nope! I carry a 40-hour work week on top of my indie writing business. As much as I would LOVE to write full-time, I really enjoy furthering my career in technical writing.
What books inspire writing "TGS"?
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, and Beauty & the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (more based on the movies we know and love today, though)!
Writing software of choice?
Scrivener & Microsoft Word.
Release date of "Gravity Rising"?
I’m aiming for October 2018. Stay tuned. 🙂
Plotter or Pantser?
Prior to GRAVITY RISING, I swore off outlining; however, I’ve fallen in this hybrid state – more plot-leaning. I wrote an entire outline for this book in under two weeks. Recently, I’ve swayed more toward pantsing, though. It really depends on my mood.
What did you major in?
Multidisciplinary Studies (focuses in English, sociology, & history)
What's your favorite book/s?
The Harry Potter Series changed my life so much my wedding’s theme was “Harry Potter.” Among this is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Favorite book genres?
I really enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, and romance. I read most subgenres under these main few.
Best writing advice?
Write what you want to read and read what you don’t know. I’m always on a learning curve. In my philosophy, I believe we’re all students in life. We have opportunities to learn around nearly every corner of our lives. Reading about new topics gives me exposure to topics I may be unfamiliar with. Most of the time, I’m able to circle back these lessons and apply them to my own experiences.