She went on to study English at university (where there was still a lot of running and
grabbing of books, especially at exam time). Later (after a stint as a computer programmer), Evelyn decided to train as a teacher. She loves to work with children and see the world through their eyes - they make her giggle a lot. She has taught in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and has recently moved to the Netherlands. She is trying to learn Dutch and loves riding her blue bike everywhere.
Evelyn loves to write funny stories. She is inspired by her young son and his beautiful belly laughs at silly stuff.
She also loves to travel. Some of her most memorable trips include visiting the foothills of the Himalayas, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. She once drove around Australia, where she threw herself off a dive boat and into the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. She was blown away by the dazzling new world below. Following this, Evelyn learned to dive properly in the Atlantic Ocean one winter, because she couldn’t wait for the summer. She loves the sea and is fascinated by narwhals, manatees and the hosts of crazy looking creatures in the deep.
Saddened by the amount of plastic waste she saw in the ocean one day, Evelyn was inspired to write Captain Green and the Plastic Scene. She dreams about clean oceans and contented sea creatures. Her next book, Captain Green and the Tree Machine (releasing 2021), was inspired after seeing vast areas of ancient rain forest destroyed. She hopes readers will be inspired to plant trees to help keep our planet green.
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Evelyn Bookless grew up on a farm in the West of Ireland. She spent her time playing in the trees with her siblings, making up games and stories, and generally being fairly good.
Evelyn has always adored reading. Her favourite part of the week was when the school bus stopped at the local library on the way home. Everyone ran in like they had never seen a book before in their lives. It was every man for themselves, trying to grab the best ones.