Author bio

Malayna Evans

Malayna Evans - book author

I'm a writer, Egyptologist, mom (2 kids, 1 rescue dog, and a hedgehog), friend, avid reader and dedicated coffee drinker.

I'm excited to introduce Jagger Jones and his little sister, Aria, to the world with my debut novel: Jagger Jones and the Mummy's Ankh. A little spoiler for you: ancient Egypt is nothing like Jagger expected. Sure, he knew ancient Egyptians believed in magic, but real magic? And giant crocodiles? And an evil General? It's almost enough to make even a die-hard history nerd like Jagger want to get back to Chicago.

I'll confess Jagger and Aria were influenced by my own little people, but over time they came alive in my mind. Funny how that works.

Feel free to ask me any questions. I look forward to sharing more about me and my work. Thanks for checking in. xo, me

Malayna Evans is the author of books: Jagger Jones and the Mummy's Ankh

Author books

Jagger Jones is a whiz kid from Chicago's South Side. Ask him anything about Ancient Egypt, and Jagger can fill hours describing all that he knows. But when he and his precocious little sister Aria fall more than three thousand years back in time to the court of Amarna, Egypt, Jagger discovers a truth that rocks his world: books don’t teach you everything there is to know.

Mummies, pyramids, and cool hieroglyphics make awesome movie props, but the ancient court of Amarna is full of over-sized scorpions, magical amulets, and evil deities determined to scare unwanted visitors away. If Jagger and Aria are to return safely home, they must find nine soul-infested gemstones, defeat an evil general, save the royal family, and figure out how to rescue themselves!

Armed only with Jagger’s knowledge of history and a few modern objects mined from his pockets and Aria’s sparkly purse, the siblings have exactly one week to solve supernatural riddles and rescue the royal family. If they can pull it off, Jagger Jones just might return to Chicago a hero.