Over last week, I have made a very thought-filled and heartfelt decision about the continuation of the Evan series (Dismantling Evan).
Dismantling Evan had always been projected as a standalone in my eyes. Some may ask, "What? With the "dismantling" ending of DE? Really?"
My answer to them is yes. Sometimes the end of a story, a snapshot of a cultural glitch, a societal dysfunction is abrupt and shocking. After writing Dismantling Evan, I felt it was necessary to give readers a glimpse into the mind of Gavin- a victim who in turn became a suspect. In fairness to the other characters, I felt it necessary to give readers a glimpse into life after the "dismantlement".
Still, there was more that could be told as life carries on, but I realized that I was moving away from the main reason for writing Dismantling Evan in the first place. And, as I moved away from the initial storyline, I felt like I was pulling away from the significance of Dismantling Evan. Something I never wanted to do.
A snapshot in the lives of modern American teens dealing with very real social and psychological dysfunction. That was always my intent and I know I have achieved that with Dismantling Evan, Saving Gavin, Resurrecting Gavin, and Reviving Evan.
For those Evan fans that had hoped for a continuation of the series, I did attempt with projecting two additional full-length novels; Inventing Evan and Capturing Evan. But, like I have said, the story line was being pulled into a direction that I never intended. Call me crazy, but I felt the characters pushing against it as well.
I can say this, I won't say never. Evan, Gavin, Brody, Nikki, Asher, and Lia may speak up again in the future. :)
For now, the Evan series is complete.
Dismantling Evan: Book 1: http://goo.gl/36BjiD
Saving Gavin Book 1.2 : hyperurl.co/cbr1ui
Resurrecting Gavin Book 1.4: http://ow.ly/PoNQT
Reviving Evan- an Evan series novella (Book 1.5) http://goo.gl/I17rPZ