Publication Order of Christmas Box Books
|The Christmas Box||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Timepiece||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Letter||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Spyglass: A Book About Faith||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Locket Books
Publication Order of Walk Books
|The Walk||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Miles to Go||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Road To Grace||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Step of Faith||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Walking on Water||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Michael Vey Books
|The Prisoner of Cell 25||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Rise of the Elgen||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Battle of the Ampere||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hunt for Jade Dragon||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Storm of Lightning||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Fall of Hades||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|First Gift of Christmas||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Carousel||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Last Promise||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Perfect Day||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Sunflower||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Finding Noel||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Gift||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Grace||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Christmas List||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Promise Me||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lost December||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Winter Dream||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mistletoe Promise||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|If Only||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mistletoe Inn||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Children’s Books
|The Dance||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Tower||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Christmas Candle||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Light of Christmas||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|The Christmas Box Miracle: My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing and Hope||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
About Richard Paul Evans:
A father’s love turned into a full time career for an advertising executive when he got an idea to write a Christmas story for his kids. He wanted them to fully understand his love and appreciate the sacrifices and joys it brings without waiting for them to grow up and experience being a parent. Richard Paul Evans wrote his story and gave his friends and family a copy as a gift for Christmas. When he received positive responses from them, he decided to self publish the book locally and then nationally. In no time at all, it is on the New York Times bestseller list sitting prettily on the second spot.
This remarkable event turned into a very sweet $4.2 million offer from Simon & Schuster and on to being the first book ever to hit the top spot in the New York Times bestseller list for paperback and hardcover at the same time. This is one of the four books written by Evans that got produced into a movie for TV.
Amazing Fame and Accolades
With fame comes recognition and credit for a job well done. Evans was awarded first place in Storytelling World twice, a book award with American Mothers, one with Religion Communicator’s Council’s Wilbur Award, Gold award for Romance with the German Leserpreis, and Best Women’s Novel of the Year with The Romantic Times. His work assisting children who are victims of abuse earned him the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award and the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award.
Evans is the founder of The Christmas Box House International, which is an organized group dedicated to providing shelters as well as various services for children who suffered any kind of abuse. Beneficiaries being aided by their staff and using their facilities number up to more than 35,000.
Modest Beginnings to Stardom
Living in Salt Lake City, Utah with Keri his wife, together with their five children and a grandson, Evans is the quintessential family man and an active part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This sets the tone for most of his books which reflects the traditional Christian in him and supports the principles and morals of family living. He even incorporated one of the Old Testament’s story and character into his book and eventual movie.
He studied at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City and went on to get a BA degree in Utah University. Not exactly a preparation for his path as a writer of more than 20 bestsellers, but he has definitely made more than a success of it.
Evans has been invited to stand and speak before different audiences and has been in exalted company such as US President George W. Bush, President George and Barbara Bush, and former British Prime Minister John Majors. He has also been seen and heard with Elizabeth Dole, Steve Allen, Ron Howard, Bob Hope and Deepak Chopra.
Newspapers, magazines and shows alike are all vying to feature him and have him tell his story for the world to hear and be inspired. Among them are CNN, Today show, Glenn Beck, and Entertainment Tonight.
Guest appearances and articles about him are part and parcel of his life since his rise to fame. There were pieces about him in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, People, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, and Family Circle.
Life behind the Camera
Due to the success of The Christmas Box, it was produced as a movie and there stirred the interest of producers on Evans’ books. Three more of his written work was made into movies.
The Christmas Box was directed by Marcus Cole and starred Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara.
Timepiece starred Naomi Watts and Kevin Kilner and is about a man who claimed a crime that he committed was done in self defense.
Vanessa Redgrave and Chad Willett played in The Locket which won the Camie Awards. This is about finding something in common between an old woman and the young man who takes care of her.
Given just 40 days before his life ends, a man had to re evaluate his life with his family. The movie, A Perfect Day, is directed by Peter Levin and featured Rob Lowe and Frances Conroy.
Stories to Tell
The Christmas Box – This is about a widow who took in a family to her home and to her heart. Officially employed as caretakers, they were treated as part of the family. The story showcases the true spirit and meaning of Christmas.
Timepiece – A prequel to “The Christmas Box”, it tackles the connections between generations and how it transcends the differences between each. The story is very compelling because it exhibits the healing power of love.
Michael Vey – A kid and a friend were born with electrical powers and they found out that there are others like them from other parts of the world. They formed a unit to combat another group whose aim is to obliterate them. Michael’s mother got kidnapped and he needs to utilize his powers to save her.
The Road to Grace – An advertising exec set off on a journey of hope after losing his wife, home and business. The people he encountered during his travel gave him the value of life that he was searching for.
A Winter Dream – This story reflects Evans’ religious views as the concept is much like the story of Joseph who was sold by his brothers due to jealousy. In his version, the hero was bumped from his favored place in the company and his father’s esteem.
Still Within Reach
For those who wants to contact Evans, emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and although there will be no response, he and his team are endeavoring to read comments and feedback from his fans.
If a response is needed, it is better to send the email to Diane@richardpaulevans.com as these communications will be dispatched to a member of his staff for the needed information or answer to a query.
Richard Evans’ words of wisdom to his fans are:
“Whatever the reason, I find that with each passing Christmas the story of The Christmas Box is told less and needed more. So I record it now for all future generations to accept or dismiss as seems them good. As for me, I believe. And it is, after all, my story.”Book Series In Order » Authors » Richard Paul Evans