Maz Evans

Hear how Maz Evans used the Greek myths to inspire her bestselling series, 'Who Let The Gods Out?' and how she explores different emotions in 'The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife'
Ancient Greeks & Exploring Emotions with Maz Evans

About The Author:

Maz’s debut children’s novel ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’ was published by Chicken House in February 2017 and was selected as the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month. It entered the bestseller charts on its first week on sale, sold to 17 countries worldwide and has received over 20 award nominations, including the Carnegie Medal, Branford Boase, Books Are My Bag and Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year. The sequel, ‘Simply the Quest’ was published in August 2017, ‘Beyond the Odyssey’ in April 2018 and ‘Against All Gods’ in 2019. Maz also narrates the audiobooks for the series and went on to write ‘Vi Spy’ and ‘The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife’. As well as writing for children, Maz began her career as a TV journalist, and has won awards for songwriting and scriptwriting. Her acclaimed creative writing events have featured at Hay, Imagine, Edinburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, Latitude, Wilderness and many other literary festivals and primary schools around the UK.

About The Book:

‘Who Let The Gods Out?’: Elliot’s mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo – a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world – and solving Elliot’s problems too?

‘The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife’: Scarlett Fife has BIG FEELINGS. And when she has BIG FEELINGS, they explode out of her like an over-squeezed stress ball. But feelings are like slime in a party bag. No matter how much someone tells you to keep it in, it’ll always find its way out. And very soon, Scarlett notices that every time she pushes her feelings down, something explodes. Like … really, properly explodes.

Praise for Maz’s Books:

‘A brilliantly funny adventure romp filled with kooky versions of all your favourite Greek Gods.’ – Peter Bunzl, author of ‘Cogheart’
‘… lashings of adventure, the Olympic gods as you’ve never seen them before and a wonderfully British sense of humour.’ – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
‘A relentlessly witty, fast-paced middle grade adventure.’ – M.G Leonard, author of ‘Beetle Boy’
‘Good luck finding a children’s book that tops this in 2017.’ – Ashley Booth, Teacher

Authorfy are an Amazon Associate and are part of the Waterstones Affiliate Programme, so may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases if you click-through to their websites from any links on This will not affect your buying experience or the cost of any products you order.

'Who Let The Gods Out?' Videos & Resources

'The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife' Videos & Resources

Join Authorfy

Are you new to Authorfy? Create an account in 60 seconds to gain instant, unlimited and FREE access to all of our masterclass content. Already a member of the Authorfy Army? Just sign in to access our author masterclasses.

Join Authorfy Sign In

Publishing Partners

bloomsbury logoSimon & Schuster LogoWalker LogoUsborne LogoChicken House LogoHachette ChildrensAndersen Press LogoMacmillan LogoDK LogoKnights OfNosy CrowTemplarQuarto KidsBarrington Stoke LogoEgmontFaber and FaberHarperCollinsOUPpenguinrandomhouseStripesPiccadilly Press