Evan Anderson is originally from Los Angeles and now makes his home in New York's Hudson Valley. While growing up in L.A. he became fascinated with the making of movies, with a definite focus on the "classic" (his favorite film year is 1928!) He visited movie studios, collector's shops and revival houses, in particular the Vagabond and Silent Movie Theater.
While doing some family research, Evan discovered that his late grandfather, Robert Lovelace Barrett, had an extensive career in Hollywood, first as an extra and featured player, then as a projectionist at Warner Brothers. It was around this time that Evan began work on "Downriver." As his search into his grandfather's career grew, so did “Downriver” – from short story, to novella, to a full length tale of a small town girl's life during the earliest days of American cinema.
Evan's short story “The Passion of Saint Hayakawa” was published in the collection Prima Materia, Vol. 2. He has written scripts for children's theater and an homage to classic radio of the 1940's, The Adventures of Marjorie. “Downriver" is his first novel.