Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

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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Ideas are Everywhere


  I’m often asked how I come up with my ideas. Good question. Sometimes I sit down and try to conjure up the most awesome idea. Half an hour of concentrated brainstorming usually doesn’t get…

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A Source of Inspiration


I’m so inspired. And envious. And impatient. Why am I feeling all these things at once? Vera Nazarian, author of the Atlantis Grail series, just posted a pair of YouTube videos. In them, she’s reading…

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The Missing Word


  For your reading pleasure, here’s a short story about a woman who meets a monster in her filing cabinet, published in Short Fiction Break. Enjoy!


Branching Out in My Reading

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This summer I branched out from reading the usual fantasy. Along with one fantasy (can’t do without it!), I read two detective novels and a western. Here’s what I thought of them. Shatter Me Shatter…

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