Mark C. Evans, Children's Author

An award winning author who brings his acting background to the stage to entertain and inspire a young children.

I was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved quite often during my childhood, growing up in several country towns in WA. Later, settling back in Perth, I went on to study Theatre and Film at Curtin University and Drama Teaching at Edith Cowan University. I also took up formal training in photography and currently run my own photography business. I have spent most of my career as a professional actor performing on TV, film and stage. I 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, I toured schools during Book Week, performing as characters from children’s literature. It was during these tours that I discovered the wonderful influence that a great story can have on children. I have been a writer and director of many short comedy films and love to spread laughter through my words and cheeky, off-the-wall sense of humor. I am now an award-winning children's book author who has toured the US and Europe to attend book festivals and meet my readers who have read my books that have been published in many countries all over the world.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from his book:

I would love for my readers to be moved emotionally by the characters, to be inspired, and to laugh out loud at the funny bits

Why the author is an authority on the subject of his book:

My background as an actor gives me a strong appreciation for a good story and lovable characters. With an expressive face and voice and a larger-than-life imagination, I can bring an energy to my presentation that sets me apart from most other authors.


Social Media:

Facebook – Author Mark C. Evans

Facebook – Crazy Crab Book

Facebook – Scarlet Hood Book

Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

I usually appear in costume or in character to deliver an energetic and informative presentation on my books and the writing process of creating children's books.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Middle School


11-100 appearances


Perth Western, Australia

Willing to travel

Book Type:

Picture book

Children's Fiction







Performing Arts


Crazy Crab Front Medal4.jpg
Promo Trailer for Crazy Crab, a new children's picture book written by Mark C. Evans and illustrated by Steve Page. (trailer also stars Robbie Vecchio). Published by MacLaren-Cochrane you can order your copy from these links *Mars Confectionery has in no way endorsed or sponsored Crazy Crab the book.