Evelyn Vaughn

Evelyn VaughnYVONNE JOCKS believes in many magicks, particularly the magic of stories. She has written since she was five years old, and received payment of an a.m. transistor radio for her first short story, published by a local paper, at the age of twelve.

Soon after that, she decided writing wasn't lucrative enough to pursue professionally (transistor radios aside). Luckily, this decision did not last like the fun of writing did.

Under the name Evelyn Vaughn (E. Vaughn), Yvonne sold her first romantic suspense novel, WAITING FOR THE WOLF MOON, to Silhouette Shadows in 1992. She promptly bought a larger television set. Three more books (BURNING TIMES, BENEATH THE SURFACE, and FOREST OF THE NIGHT) completed her "Circle Series," which featured witches and monsters, before the Shadows line closed. The last won Favorite Science Fiction Romance in AFFAIRE DE COEUR magazine's 1997 Reader's Poll.

After the demise of Silhouette Shadows, Yvonne turned to a series of historical romance novels called "The Rancher's Daughters"--BEHAVING HERSELF, FORGETTING HERSELF, PROVING HERSELF, and EXPLAINING HERSELF--for Leisure Books. She also wrote a historical, SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, and a novella sequel for Zebra books. She also enjoys writing short stories and novellas in the Science Fiction/Fantasy and Mystery genres, including A DANGEROUS MAGIC from DAW books, which combined fantasy and romance, and other anthologies from Cumberland House.

Yvonne's most recent projects have been a return to her witing as Evelyn Vaughn for Silhouette Books. After several independent projects--BURIED SECRETS (a Silhouette Intimate Moments) and THE PLAYER (Book 3 of the Family Secrets series)--she has settled into writing for the new action/adventure line, Silhouette Bombshell. Her first two books, AKA GODDESS (8/04) and HER KIND OF TROUBLE (11/04) are part of her newly created Grailkeeper series. She's also contributing to the Athena Force series with CONTACT (2/05).

A resident of Texas for 26 years (after living in places as diverse as Window Rock, Arizona and Pearl River, Louisiana), Yvonne still loves the magic of stories, movies, books, and dreams. Her enjoyment of literature brought her a Master's Degree at the University of Texas in Arlington (her thesis traced the history of the Romance Novel). An unapologetic TV addict, she lives happily with her cats and her imaginary friends and teaches community college English at Tarrant County College, Southeaast Campus. (All sentence fragments here are for effect. Really.)

Her Books from BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books:

Magick Rising