Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

Where Did That Come From?


I was rolling on the floor with my three of my Adorably Cute Grandsons: Number 3 (aged 4.5) and Numbers 4 and 5 (aged 10 months). Grandson Number 4 took one of his older brother’s…

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On Books and BBQ


I’ve often said that eating and reading are my favorite hobbies, best done together. While usually I like to consume my books with wine or some form of chocolate, since I’ve moved to the south,…

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Everything’s a Process


Everything is life is a process, it seems. Big and small. From countries defeating a novel virus to people managing their lives, the process is the same. Try something, based on your best assessment of…

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Some Days You Win, and Some Days…


Some days you win, and some days, well, it’s not so good. I’d made a big push to finish the rewrite of Game of Lies and get it to my editor. And started planning the…

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Because I Like Them: Take 2


There’s an odd debate in sci-fi and fantasy writers’ circles. Some of them absolutely hate maps and say they are useless. And that readers don’t care about them. I happen to like maps, of any…

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In Case You Were Wondering


In case you were wondering where I am with Game of Lies, I’ve got some news for you. In a day or so, I’ll be sending it to my editor. While I’d originally planned to…

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In Search of Words


The last few weeks have been so disturbing and heart wrenching. It’s hard to even know what to say. Somehow, we’ll get through this, and hopefully, recent events will spark some much-needed changes. May we…

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Decisions, Decisions


I need your opinion One of the joys of self-publishing is being able to have creative control of the process. One of curses of self-publishing is…you guessed…having creative control of the process. I’m finding myself…

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Living in a Dystopia


As the quarantine drags on, it feels like we are living in a dsytopia. So no surprise that dsytopian reads are wildly popular. After all, it’s not just escapist literature. Instead, these novels challenge the…

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Not the Adventure I was Expecting


When I dreamed about moving south for the warmer weather, visions of the outdoors beckoned. Enjoying the nearby parks and the lake were what I had in mind. What I didn’t count on was the…

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