Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

A Quartet of New Adventures

Starting an Adventure

Going on an adventure where you don’t know where you’re going or how it’s going to turn out can be fun. Or scary. It’s the unknown that provides the thrill, right? It’s the same with…

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Invasion of the Flower Flies: A Partial Eclipse Story

Hover Fly

While much of the rest of the country was chasing the eclipse, I was chasing flower flies. I didn’t know they were flower flies at the time. All I know is I was minding my…

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Caves on Devil's Island

Lake Superior holds a certain fascination for me. Maybe because it seemed so far away to this girl who grew up a few hours from Lake Erie and has lived near Lake Michigan. Superior’s size…

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The Jetsons Arrive in Dubai

Futuristic Flying Car

Lucky Judy Jetson. I grew up envying her life, how she could jump into a flying car and whisk away wherever she was going. I dreamed of the day when I could fly to school…

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Can You Make a Cake Over a Barbecue?


I’m always up for an adventure, especially if it involves food. While idly surfing YouTube (I know, I should be writing. Or editing. Or something), this video grabbed my attention. How can you possible make…

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How to Write and Publish a Book Review

Books for sale

“If you like the book, would you consider writing a review? That’s a standard question I ask when I do book signings. While most people are at least open to the idea, a surprising number…

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The Worst Mistake a Novelist Can Make

Broken shoes

I’ve read all kinds of books and blog posts that tell me how to be a better writer. Show, don’t tell. Cut out adverbs. Don’t give too much backstory. But give enough so the reader…

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How to Define Your Ideal Reader When You’re Just Getting Started

crowd

Nearly every article I read about marketing books starts with the same idea: identify your ideal reader. Which makes sense. If we have a picture in our minds of who our ideal reader is, we…

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Seven Best Blogging Tools for Writers

Tired Person

(Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and buy a product, I get a small commission. There is no change to the price you…

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Anne With an E: Right Story, Wrong Theme


  Netflix recently premiered a remake of one of my long-time favorites with its version of Anne of Green Gables, titled Anne with an E. At first I was mesmerized. Some of the casting was…

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