Hancock Park native Colleen McCarthy-Evans is returning to her hometown to share her most recent endeavor as illustrator of the beautiful and inspiring book, The Three Sunflowers, by Janet Lucy.
McCarthy-Evans grew up on Hudson Avenue and lived there until she went away to college at UC Santa Barbara. The neighborhood has continued to be the setting for multi-generational family gatherings in a home that her parents lived in, until recently, for more than 45 years. So it’s particularly joyful for her to visit with a purpose – to showcase her book project at Chevalier’s on Larchmont Boulevard.
Currently, McCarthy-Evans lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and dog. She is a mother to two grown sons, a watercolorist, writer, and award-winning inventor of board games for children and families. Additionally, she’s a co-founder of The Santa Barbara Charter School in Santa Barbara. Her love for gardening shines through in the illustrations.
McCarthy-Evans’ partner on the book, Janet Lucy, MA, is an award-winning writer and poet, and the author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age. Janet is the Director of Women’s Creative Network in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a teacher, counselor/consultant, and the mother of two radiant daughters.
This unique and uplifting book offers empowering messages of hope, courage and peace, with new perspectives for living in an unpredictable world. You can read more about the book at their website here. Be sure to visit Chevalier’s on Sunday, February 17th between 12pm-2pm to get an autographed copy.Chevalier’s Books 126 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004 Tel: 323-465-1334 Sunday, February 17th 12p-2p
Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended family...at one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.