Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

Books That Never Die


Classic Fiction When people are asked about classic fiction, many name their favorites: Jane Eyre, The Count of Monte Cristo, Anna Karenina or anything by Jane Austen. Classics may be why so many people love…

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The Babies are Screaming to Get Out


“I think the babies are screaming to get out.” That’s what my four-year-old grandson said about his yet to be born twin brothers, now at 34 weeks.  I suspect their mother shares the sentiment. While…

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Fun Fantasy Escape


The summer flew past in a whirlwind of travel, lots of out of town company, the loss of my father, and plans for a move. And of course, the preparations for publishing Flight of the…

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Cover Reveal: Flight of the Spark


One of the most exciting things about writing a book is producing the cover. Seeing the cover image makes the book feel real. That all the months of labor are producing a tangible result. That…

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Fun Reading that Made Me Think


Summer was way too short this year, with the snow handing around into April. And now we’ve got an early fall heralded by lots of chilly rain. But as quick as the summer was, I…

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Why We Should All Read Blood Heir


I’m going out on a limb here. I’m recommending that people buy a book I’ve never read. But it’s more about the principle of the thing, rather than what’s in the book. Amelie Wen Zhao…

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Only When They’re Gone


It’s no secret where I get my love of stories and books. From my dad. My earliest memories of him are sitting on his lap while he read “Alice in Wonderland.” He especially loved to…

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Fun Indie Reads


This summer I’ve been reading a lot of indie fiction. Some people turn their noses up at anything not traditionally published, but I’ve found there are plenty of gems out there for those willing to…

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The Importance of Beta Readers


What I Learned the Hard Way My first novel (the soon to be released yet untitled fantasy) took me 6 years to write. One reason was that at times I worked on some other major…

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Unsealing the Urn


It’s true confessions time: I am too much of a chicken to watch scary movies. Maybe it’s my overactive imagination, but my mind goes places that make my skin crawl and palms sweat. The last…

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