Stephanie Jaye Evans is a fifth generation Texan and thinks that’s something to brag about even though some people disagree.  She received her B.A. from Abilene Christian University and won a University-wide writing contest with a piece that contained the word “breast,” quite an accomplishment at a Church of Christ university.

After a lifetime of raising sons who raised hell, she attended Rice University’s Master of Liberal Studies Program and wrote a mystery, Standing On the Promises, as her capstone project.  Standing On the Promises won the 2010 William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers and that garnered Stephanie a trip to the annual Malice Domestic convention where she got to make a forty-two second speech and meet the indomitable Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Management (  She is currently at work on the second novel in her Murder in Sugar Land – A Pugworthy Mystery series, Now the Day is Over.

Stephanie lives in Sugar Land, Texas with her longsuffering husband, Richard, and two officious pugs, Tommy and Mr. Wiggles.

To contact Stephanie, email her at stephaniejayeevans @


14 thoughts on “Stephanie

  1. Stephanie – I don’t normally do blogs (I barely do Facebook) but I really enjoyed yours! Congrats on winning the writing award. Good luck in finding a publisher for your book(s)! Alec

  2. Stephanie,
    I remember you from our years together on Long Island, when you were a little girl. And now, I can’t wait to read your first mystery book! I hope it’s published quickly.

  3. Well this is a surprise. I remember us playing together when we were little and going to church together before we left Long Island. So glad to see your success and good luck in the future!

  4. Congratulations Stephanie!! (I’m Mollye’s big sister). It seems like just yesterday we were in NY with Exodus Bay Shore. I so hope you can get your book published. I would love to read it. I will try to join your blog -not something I have ever done before (blogging that is) and don’t do facebook. But, I guess there is a first time for everything….LOL.

      • Absolutely!! There were spiritual things that I got from the West Islip experience that I have never been able to feel again in a religious setting. Came close to it a few times but the “church politics” always destroyed it.

  5. I remember you and your sister Lisa from Church, too as well as the Mallow girls. I believe their father wrote a book about Exodus Bay Shore.

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  7. I loved your book! It was so real knowing all the places in SL you mentioned. Very entertaining book and so look forward to more!

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