When Evan T. Hourihan, freelance writer and Grinnell College graduate, learned that his family’s historic NH farm would be sold, his mid-life crisis arrived a decade early. The future he’d always imagined was uprooted, and for the first time, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life.
Soon, however, cruising the streets, L trains, and neighborhood haunts of his adoptive Chicago, Evan found himself immersed in the perfect fertilizer for a different kind of crop: stories. Drawing inspiration for his dark, troubled characters from his own 30-something insecurities, as well as the ofttimes gritty and unforgiving city he calls home, he realized it might be possible to make a living playing in the dirt, after all. Evan has devoted every free moment of the past two years to composing his debut novel, Bent. Now his wife and cats are enduring another round of ramblings as he works on his next project, a sci-fi thriller about a man who literally loses himself within photos.
During the rare moments when he’s not writing, consigned to spreadsheet hell at his day job, or complaining about Chicago traffic, Evan enjoys loud music, brash friends, and (a few too many) French fries.