Chris Evans

Chris Evans is also the author of the Iron Elves saga: A Darkness Forged in Fire, The Light of Burning Shadows, and Ashes of a Black Frost, as well as the nonfiction book Bloody Jungle: The War in Vietnam. He is a military historian and former editor for Random House and Stackpole Books. Born in Canada, he lives in New York City.

Books by this Author

Ashes of a Black Frost
Of Bone and Thunder
The Light of Burning Shadows
A Darkness Forged in Fire


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Persistence is the new black.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Claus von Stauffenberg, and I'd tell him to move the suitcase a little closer.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I really don't anymore. I've learned, slowly and painfully, that looking forward is the key.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. First World War flying ace Snoopy and Willie and Joe.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I'll be gone before there's proof that there's alien life out there.

Author Voices

November 20, 2008

Most days, I sit. A lot.  As an editor and a writer I sit at my desk, or I sit at the library, or I sit in the back of a cab and work.  I have tried reading and jotting notes while walking, but that resulted in painful discoveries, discoveries like lampposts are stubborn s.o.b.s that absolutely refuse to get out of the way even when they’re clearly in the wrong.  And so, I sit - or rather, I sat.


Having acquainted my butt cheeks with just about every flat surface in my apartment and Manhattan at large I decided that I needed an activity that at its very core involved minimal sitting.  Skeet shooting, shot... see more