“My Navajo world was wonderful!” says Evangeline. Her father taught her about Navajo culture, language, and history; and she enjoyed many hours of storytelling. Her parents were the first teachers and she remembers her father’s saying about learning the Navajo language “speak from the heart.” With many stories she gathered from her father, an idea of writing entered her mind and she began to write her first historical romance book about a strong, beautiful young woman displaying her affectionate relationship with her husband in the midst of warfare between the Navajo and United States.
Evangeline Parsons Yazzie has authored a four-book novel series along with a Navajo Language textbook, correlated workbook, and a teacher’s edition.
Evangeline lives in the northern Arizona with her family. As the youngest child, she comes from a large family of five brothers and no sisters.
Before she started writing historical romance, Evangeline has written a Navajo language book Diné Bizaad Bínáhoo’aah: Rediscovering the Navajo Language and a children’s book Dzani Yazhi Naazbaa’: Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home. Evangeline beautifully writes in the Navajo language to convey the intimate language once spoken fully by her ancestors. Currently, she is a professor at Northern Arizona University teaching Navajo language courses.