Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

Resurrection and Redemption


It’s the Easter season. A time we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and new life. So I thought I’d look around for some books with themes of resurrection and redemption. Books about new lives and…

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 2


This week I’ve got the conclusion of The Secrets of the Mud Room. Enjoy! The neighbor kids had their own ideas. When we were small, their thoughts centered on toys. One thought she kept all…

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 1


This week I’m sharing with you the first installment of a short story I wrote for my writer’s group. They got a chuckle out of it. Hope you do, too! The Secrets of the Mud…

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Planning a Novel: A New Use for Spreadsheets


Everyone’s got their own idea on how to write a novel. Some writers say they just let their muse take them down whatever path it desires. They let their imagination roam, creativity soar, and permit…

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What is the Value of a Life?


Read just about any news story and the question of the value of a life will come up. Should the government use its resources to feed people, valuing their existence? Or educate them? Or does…

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Knowing Your Why


Why we do something is as important as knowing how to do it if we’re ever going to finish. Starting a project is exciting, like falling in love. When I start something new, all kinds…

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About Face


  Here’s a short piece I wrote in response to the prompt “About face.” I’m beginning to think this could be the start of a novel. What do you think? About Face Jenny never could…

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5 Ways to Overcome Procrastination


Procrastination.   I know I’ve been fighting it the past few days. And I’m learning that overcoming procrastination isn’t as simple as telling myself to get to work.   Instead, I find myself flitting from…

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3 Ways to Use the Power of Story


  Who doesn’t love a story? Parents use them to amuse children. Speakers use them to illustrate a point. Politicians use them to sway people to vote for them. Great literature should first entertain. But…

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Misperceptions


    A short story about a family argument that started because one person’s perception of the other was wrong. The argument started simply enough. “Now don’t be mad at me,” she said. You know…

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