Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

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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Short Stories for the Soul


This winter seems like it just won’t quit. So to help shake off the winter blues, some of my writer friends and I decided to give away a collection of our stories. That’s right, we’re…

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Bridger: A Dystopian Serial


Bridger: A Dystopian Serial is a science fiction story told in serial form that takes the reader on a cross-world adventure full of danger, lies and romance. After I read the first installment, I was…

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How Bifocal Contacts and Archery Don’t Mix


When you’re a writer, you get to all the fun stuff other people would call “wasting time.” But it’s not. It’s book research. Need some good character names? Check out lists of popular Austrian or…

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The Lure of a Mountain Trail


Have you ever felt the allure of a mountain trail? It beckons, tempting you to explore its length and to discover what lies around the next bend or on the other side of a hill….

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Finding My Way


    Ever wonder why people are the way they are? I do. Maybe that’s why I enjoy creating backstory for my characters. This week I started writing a short story about James, who plays…

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Reading Adventures for 2019


  Reading is a refuge, an escape, a guilty pleasure, a doorway to other worlds, a way to live through others. And reading also helps me become a better writer. Thinking ahead to 2019, I’ve…

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Fun Reads for Fall


Fall’s cooler weather always has me searching for great reads, and I’m thrilled to have stumbled on a few. These are the best I came across. The Way of Kings A few years back, I…

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