Marilyn J. Evans was born in Chillicothe, Missouri. She has lived in Kansas City, Missouri, since 1972 except for two years (2003-2005) when she lived in southern England. For twenty years she worked in research laboratories studying human autoimmune diseases. For the next twenty years she was a regulatory auditor for the pharmaceutical and biologics industries. Her first book, Beloved Lives: A Paranormal Romantic Suspense Novel, was published in 2018. Her novella, “Wasting Water”, will appear in the anthology, “Undeniable: Writers Respond to Climate Change”.