Ian M. Evans
Ian M. Evans was born in England of Scottish parents and grew up in South Africa. He is a clinical psychologist who has taught and practiced in the UK, United States, and New Zealand. After completing a doctorate at The Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, his first academic position was at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Subsequently he taught at Binghamton University in upstate New York, and also at Massey University in New Zealand. His professional interests are with children and families, disabilities, and the role of schools in promoting positive emotional development in young people. In recognition of his scientific work on the theory and practice of psychotherapy, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is married to Luanna Meyer and between them they have a blended and eclectic mix of children and grandchildren, all of whom generate love and provide endless fascination. On their return to Honolulu in retirement, he turned his hand to writing fiction. Singing Grass is his fifth novel. He loves wildlife photography back in South Africa's superb games reserves, and strengthening his Scottish roots through his appreciation of the subtleties of single malt whisky. His other interests are politics, environmental protection, and the wonderful people and geography of New Zealand. Hawaii too is a special place of aloha for him, not simply because he enjoys the beaches and the climate, which he does, but for the tolerance and celebration of diverse cultures.