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Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains (Utah and Montana), dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do.
She earned her BA in English from BYU, and a PhD in English (emphasis rhetoric/composition) from Penn State in 2008. Currently, she teaches English at Southern Utah University and writes young adult novels in her spare (hah!) time. She has written a young adult historical fantasy trilogy, set in 1848 Austria-Hungary: Blood Rose Rebellion (2017), Lost Crow Conspiracy (2018), Winter War Awakening (2019). Her forthcoming novel, Beyond the Mapped Stars, (Knopf BFYR 2021) is a YA historical featuring a Mormon protagonist, set in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado during the 1878 eclipse. She is a former staff writer for Segullah, with an essay on landscape in Seasons of Change (2017). She has also published a handful of academic articles. Her work has won the 2009 Rhetoric Society of America dissertation award and the 2018 Whitney Award for best YA fantasy.
When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking through the splendid landscape of southern Utah, where she lives. She dislikes housework on principle.