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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Evans’ Digging Up the Facts: Archaeology, Crime Fiction, and Science Lecture Now Available Online

May 22, 2017

Mary Anna EvansIf you missed Mary Anna Evans’ lecture last April – you can now see it online at WPT University Place at: http://wpt.org/University-Place/archaeology-crime-fiction-and-science

Archaeology often serves as a backdrop for mystery novels and crime fiction, and the most successful examples are steeped in realism and authenticity. Join crime novelist Mary Anna Evans as she discusses her award-winning Faye Longchamp archaeological mystery series, focusing on the importance of facts in writing an entertaining story. Evans, an assistant professor of professional writing at the University of Oklahoma, credits her training in engineering for helping her write about science for a mainstream audience. Her work has been recognized for its blend of historical accuracy, literary quality, and entertainment value by numerous organizations such as the Florida Historical Society, the Mississippi Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, and others.