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New York, New York – (Newsfile Corp. – August 11, 2022) – Tom Evans, author of Where do the children play? and To the Champs Elyseesannounced the release of his fourth drama novel, All is not well. This nuanced coming-of-age story dissects the many facets of a young woman with a big future trapped by small-town sensibilities.

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All is not well follows the life of Gracie Graham as she becomes a woman in a town that doesn’t want her. As a once-in-a-generation athlete, Gracie doesn’t care much about “girly” things and can beat most boys in their own sport. While she attracts both envy and anger, she is shunned for daring to stand out. After facing a life-changing event at age nineteen, she must battle both the town and the sheriff to finally find peace.

Adult readers from a wide variety of backgrounds will appreciate the complexity and tension of All is not well. The outstanding world building draws the reader into an immersive experience that feels utterly realistic and relatable. Evans skillfully captures the atmosphere of a narrow-minded population and what it means to struggle on the fringes of a community.

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Critics continue to praise Evans for his unique character development, a style that “is not often seen in modern literature” and “lends itself to the old-world feel” of his writing. Instead of just focusing on what’s happening on the page, Evans dives deep into the hearts of his characters to show their motivations, desires, and secrets. When thinking about All is not wellEvans summed up his latest work by saying, “It’s not over until it’s over.”

All is not well and Evans’ other works are available for purchase on

Tom Evans is an author and librarian living near New York. The other novels he has written to date are: To the Champs Elysees, Where do the children play? and So long, mama, all I do is bleed. When he’s not working on his next novel, Evans maintains a literary blog at

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