Evelyn Allen Harper was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of a coal miner. Money was scarce, but she managed to earn her undergrad degree from Anderson College, and later a master’s degree from Wayne State University. She settled in Michigan where she met Barry Harper at a wedding and later married him. She taught school until the birth of her two children and after they were old enough for her to work outside the home, Evelyn sold residential real estate for the next fifteen years.
Evelyn and her husband retired to Traverse City, Michigan. Ten years into retirement, she started writing. Sweet Adeline is her 9th published book, and her third with Ink Smith Publishing. Her other two books, The Coat and The Collar, are available for purchase.