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About Me:
Evelyn David has a split personality and an incredible number of out-of-body experiences. Or maybe she's just able to teleport from the East Coast to the middle of the country in the blink of an instant message.

For the last twenty years Evelyn's used her biology degree to reclaim the coal mines of Oklahoma. Or for the last twenty years, Evelyn's used her political science degree to write nonfiction books on parenting and education topics...and quite frankly wouldn't know a coal mine if she fell down the shaft. But one thing is true about these dual personalities - they've both had the same dream: to write a mystery that's a roller coaster of a ride, filled with humor, danger, romance, and a nail-biting ending that will leave you breathless.

And by golly, Evelyn David has done just that. In March 2007, Murder Off the Books was published by Echelon Press and is now available online at Amazon and BN.com, and at a bookstore near you.

As for that teleporting stuff? It may show up in a sequel, but in the meantime, please meet the two halves of Evelyn David.

Marian Edelman Borden is the Northern half of the mystery-writing duo. She lives in New York, has written eight nonfiction books, has four kids, and an imagination that turned deadly when she met Rhonda Dossett, the Southern half of Evelyn David. Rhonda lives in Oklahoma, is the coal administrator for the state, and sees dead bodies - or at least can envision them in mysterious and often hilarious scenarios.

For more details of how this killer twosome wrote Murder Off the Books, please visit our web site, www.evelyndavid.com, and read Evelyn's "bio."

To date, they've yet to meet face-to-face - saving that for either their first teleporting experience or in the hope that the first meeting will be immediately followed by selling the movie rights to Murder Off the Books.

In the meantime, check out Evelyn's monthly newsletter to discover the real lowdown on collaborating (and out-of-body experiences), plus writing tips and techniques.


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Upcoming Evelyn David Events

Hunterdon Library, October 4, 2008, 1:00 pm, 314 State Route 12, Flemington, New Jersey 08822, (908)788-1444

Bouchercon 2008 - Charmed to Death, October 9-12, 2008, Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, 101 West Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201, (410) 752-1100

AAUW NYC Branch House, Thursday, October 16, 2008, 6:15 p.m., 111 East 37th Street, NY, NY 10016, 212 684-6068

Pequannock Township Public Library, October 29, 2008, 7:00 pm, 477 Newark… Continue

Posted on August 16, 2008 at 2:15pm

Now A TV Star? Evelyn David Hits The Small, Small Screen.

Today, the Southern Half of Evelyn David spoke at the Grove Public Library, in Grove Oklahoma. Her presentation of "A Mystery Writer Shares Some Clues" was filmed by the local cable channel. She only hopes that her nose wasn't shiny and that she didn't use too many, "you knows" in the speech.

Personal Log – Star Date 20070719 (Yes, I was a big Star Trek…


Posted on July 20, 2007 at 12:12pm

It's a Cliffhanger

"Before there was Hollywood, there was Fort Lee."

I was wandering around the meeting room, waiting for the appointed hour for my presentation, and stumped by the supersized photos on the wall. I thought I recognized some of the faces in the pictures: Fatty Arbuckle and Lillian Gish. But what were they doing hanging in the Fort Lee Public Library?

Bill Camal, special events coordinator for the library, explained. Fort Lee, now known as the last stop before the George Washington…


Posted on July 15, 2007 at 8:15am

Traveling the Back Roads of Jersey

I was stuck in traffic on I-80 west. The backup was at least five miles (which I'm told is fairly common on I-80), when it struck me. In addition to a fertile, if slightly deadly, imagination, every mystery writer desperately needs a Global Positioning System (GPS) that can safely, quickly, and with a slight British accent, point out alternative routes to author events. Luckily, Mr. Evelyn David, or as he is better and more fondly…

Posted on July 12, 2007 at 4:33am

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At 5:40pm on July 13, 2007, carole gill said…
Love your doggie! I have two Parson Russell terriers (terrors)-crazy about them (and my husband)! YOU'RE PUBLISHED! I'll have to read your book. all the best. Delighted to be your friend.
At 12:57pm on July 13, 2007, Evelyn David said…
Hi Michael,

Good to hear from you. Hope things are going well with Death Roll!

aka The Southern Half of Evelyn David
At 12:06pm on July 13, 2007, Michael Allan Mallory said…
Ah, finally someone I've actually met--sort of. Well, half the team. Rhonda was very charming in Omaha in May. It was a pleasure. Some day I hope to meet Marian. You've certainly done things to your site here. Puts me to shame. Something else to do. You inspire me.
At 10:50am on July 13, 2007, Lee Charles Kelley said…
Yes, but the mystery is: what kind of dog is it?

At 8:38pm on July 3, 2007, Shirley Wells said…
Hi Evelyn - and Mraian and Rhonda - and thanks for the invite. Congratulations on Murder off the Books!
At 7:18pm on July 3, 2007, chelbel said…
Thank you both for the invite..
At 7:08pm on July 3, 2007, Tom Cain said…
Thanks so much for the invite ..and congratulations to BOTH Evelyns for their many and various forms of success.
At 7:01pm on July 3, 2007, Declan Burke said…
Hi folks - I think we have a friend in common, the inimitable Critical Mick ... I'm a big fan of his blog, where's he been very generous to Murder off the Books. Thanks for the welcome, it's very much appreciated. Hopefully, once I come to terms with Crime Space, I'll be dropping back again. Cheers, Dec
At 1:46pm on July 3, 2007, Jackie Tritt said…
Thanks to all three of you ;-) for the invitation.

At 1:39pm on July 3, 2007, Lee Charles Kelley said…
Thanks for the invite, Evelyn. Or, er, Rhonda and Marian?


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