I teach English at Tarrant County College Southeast--usually Composition 2, Creative Writing, and any Literature class I can get my hands on. I've published 18 novels, as Evelyn Vaughn and under my real name, Yvonne Jocks, as well as short stories in fantasy anthologies and articles in pop fiction collections like Neptune Noir and Welcome to Wisteria Lane from SmartPop. I live with my pets and imaginary friends in Texas.
BTW, if you're really curious, here's my bibliography: Books by Yvonne Jocks (also writing as Evelyn Vaughn & Von Jocks) as of 2008
Silhouette Bombshells (contemporary action/adventure books, written as Evelyn Vaughn) • AKA Goddess, Grail Keepers Book 1 (August 2004 from Silhouette Bombshell) • Her Kind of Trouble, Grail Keepers Book 2 (November 2004 from Silhouette Bombshell) • Contact, Athena Force Book 8 (February 2005 from Silhouette Bombshell) • Something Wicked, Grail Keepers Book 3 (February 2006 from Silhouette Bombshell) • Lost Calling, Madonna Key Book 1 (July 06 from Silhouette Bombshell) • Seventh Key, Madonna Key Book 7 (January 07 from Silhouette Bombshell)
Also: • Knight in Blue Jeans, Blade Keepers Book 1 (June 2009 from Silhouette Romantic Suspense) * Buried Secrets (February 2003 from Silhouette Intimate Moments) • The Player, Book #3 of “Family Secrets” Series (Aug. 2003 from Silhouette Intimate Moments. Written by Invitation from the Publisher) • Coming Soon: Seventh Key, Madonna Key Book 7 (Jan. 2007, from Silhouette Bombshell)
The Circle Series (contemporary romance, written as Evelyn Vaughn, from Silhouette Books) • Waiting for the Wolf Moon (Silhouette Shadows #8, 5/93) rereleased as a Silhouette Dreamscapes, April 2002 • Burning Times (Silhouette Shadows #39, 9/94) rereleased as a Silhouette Dreamscapes, June 2002 • Beneath the Surface (Silhouette Shadows #52- 5/95) rereleased as a Silhouette Dreamscapes, August 2002 • Forest of the Night (Silhouette Shadows #66- 7/96) rereleased as a Silhouette Dreamscapes, October 2002
Also: • Say Goodnight, Gracie (January 2003) Book 3 of the “3 Graces” Series, from Kensington
Short Stories (contemporary fantasy, written as Von Jocks, in various SF/Fantasy anthologies) • "Woman of Character" in Dangerous Magic (DAW, 98), editor Denise Little • "Random Acts of Kindness" in Guardian Angels: Heart-warming Stories of Divine Influence & Protection (Cumberland '00), editor Martin Greenberg • "Celtic Cross" in Murder Most Romantic (Cumberland '01), editor Denise Little • "Yes, Virginia, there IS a Unicorn" in Creature Fantastic (DAW, Sept. 2001), editor Denise Little • "Ecliptic" in Constellation of Cats (DAW, November 2001), editor Denise Little • "This Dog Watched" in Familiar Fantastic (DAW, coming July 2002), editor Denise Little • "Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like the Kiss of Cold Steel" in Vengeance Fantastic (DAW, October 2002), editor Denise Little • ”Parenthetical Preference,” in Sorcerer’s Academy (DAW, September 2003), editor Denise Little • “The Fairest,” in The Magic Shop (DAW, February 2004), editor Denise Little • “Thrice Told,” in Rotten Relations (DAW, 2004), editor Denise Little
Novellas (contemporary paranormal romance, written as Evelyn Vaughn, for Silhouette Books) • "The Devil She Knew," in When Darkness Falls (Silhouette Books, October 2003, by invitation of the publisher) • “Dead Easy,” in Eternally Yours (E-Harlequin Online Read, October 2003, by invitation of the publisher) • “Haunt Me” in Beyond the Dark (Silhouette Signature Books, October 2005, by invitation of the publisher)
Works Edited as Yvonne Jocks: • Words of the Witches (Berkley Books, September 2002) - an anthology of original stories of contemporary witchcraft by authors who are either practicing witches or witch-friendly. Includes my story “A Solitary Path,” w/a Evelyn Vaughn. • Witches' Brew (Berkley Books, October 2002) - a reprint anthology of fiction about witches, from such authors as Ben Franklin, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Bronte, and Erica Jong. Includes my story “Winter Solstice,” w/a Evelyn Vaughn.
Pop Culture Essays, Written as Evelyn Vaughn: • "They Killed Prue! YOU BASTARDS!" in Totally Charmed (BenBella SmartPop Books, 2005, by invitation of the publisher) • "Why I Hate Lynette, and How That Could Be a Compliment" in Welcome to Wisteria Lane: On America’s Favorite Desperate Housewives (BenBella SmartPop Books, 2006, biop) • "Superman by Moonlight!" in The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at the Man of Steel (BenBella SmartPop Books, 2006, biop) • "Oceanic Tales: Have You Been Framed?" in Getting Lost: Survival, Baggage, and Starting Over in J.J. Abrams’ Lost (BenBella SmartPop Books, 2005, biop). • “Veronica Mars. Girl. Detective.” in Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas, Editor (BenBella SmartPop Books, 2007, biop) • “The Bonnie Brown Flag” in Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon’s Firefly Universe, Jane Espenson, Editor. (BenBella SmartPop Books, 2007, biop) • “Shades of Grey: Ambiguity in Grey’s Anatomy” in Grey’s Anatomy 101: Seattle Grace, Unauthorized. (BenBella SmartPop Books, 2007, biop)
alternate universes., cycling (often), goddesses, snorkeling (rarely), theory of creativity, time travel reincarnation, tv. books.