Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

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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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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