RWYK Interview: “Scarlet Hood” by Mark C. Evans

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MEET Mark C. Evans, Author of “Scarlet Hood”

Mark C. Evans, native to Australia, is probably best known for his award-winning children’s book Crazy Crab, as well as his latest middle-grade graphic novel titled Scarlet Hood.

In this interview, Mark talks a lot about Scarlet Hood, the process of publishing this book, what inspires his writing, his love for children’s literature, upcoming projects, and what kind of conversation families can have after reading Scarlet Hood simultaneously.

We thoroughly enjoyed learning about this fun book and we hope you will too. Take a listen!



Here’s more information about Mark C. Evans

Mark C. Evans was born in Perth, Western Australia but moved quite often during his childhood growing up in several country towns in WA. Later settling back in Perth he went on to study Theatre and Film at Curtin University and Drama Teaching at Edith Cowan University. He also took up formal training in photography and currently runs his own photography business.
Mark C Evans, author of Scarlet Hood
Mark has spent most of his career as a professional actor performing on TV, film, and stage. He also played the role of Captain Starlight at Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital which involved entertaining children at the hospital making their stay more enjoyable and less scary.
As an actor, he toured schools during Book Week performing as characters from children’s literature and it was during these tours he discovered the wonderful influence that a great story can have on children.
He has been a writer and director of many short comedy films and loves to spread laughter through his words and cheeky, off the wall sense of humor.
He lives with his wife and two children in Perth and has a serious addiction for finding new picture books at his local library so he can read them to his children every night.



More about Scarlet Hood

A graphic-novel style story about a girl who takes a magical journey back in time—and discovers a strength she never knew she possessed. 

Scarlet Hood

Scarlet’s the new girl in town, having just moved to Norway with her parents. But a merciless bully called Greta the Cruel taunts her daily, making every day at school a misery. Then Scarlet’s grandmother gives her a magical hood that carries her back to the age of the Vikings—and a fire-breathing dragon. Kids will love this enchanting story about confronting your fears, discovering your inner powers, and finding strength in kindness.

You can order a copy here

Click the Amazon link below to check out the book, reviews and to purchase a copy!


In this episode, you’ll discover

  • Introduction to Mark C. Evans and his middle-grade graphic novel “Scarlet Hood
  • What was the inspiration for his book and the characters?
  • Some fascinating facts about Mark’s publishing process and reasons graphic novels can be great for young readers.
  • What is he currently working on?
  • How can readers discover more about Mark and his work?


For more information on Mark and “Scarlet Hood”

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Keep up to date on news by liking the Scarlet Hood Facebook Page


Mark, you rule. Thanks for doing this interview, best of luck with Scarlet Hood!


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