Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

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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Three..Two..One..Launch!


Three…Two…One…Launch! Tomorrow is the day I’ve been waiting for…launch day! Our anthology of short stories is finally launching. Why is this so exciting? One of the greatest joys I know as an author is sharing…

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Once Upon a Story


Coming in June! My story Death of an Alien will be included in the short fiction anthology, Once Upon a Story. I was honored to be included. And humbled that my story was chosen to…

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When Winter Won’t Give Up


Winter didn’t want to give up easily this year. Five inches of snow in April thwarted my outdoor plans. So what to do when winter won’t give up? Read books, of course! Here are the…

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Because I Like Them


Shortly after I started working on my novel, I drew a sketch of the world that I was creating. It was a bad one. But it was enough to keep me oriented. So I didn’t…

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Flash Fiction: The Mouse


A little flash fiction for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! I walk along Highway 83, wondering how I’m going to get home. I have only my stupid self to blame. Good going, Brad. A rock is…

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Reading During the Polar Vortex


This winter we endured the joy and delight of the polar vortex, when the temperature plummeted well below zero and made walking to the mailbox into a frigid hike. All that cold made winter sports…

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