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M.J. Evans

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I am a graduate of Oregon State University. Upon graduation, I spent five years teaching at the middle school and high school levels. My writing, at that time, was limited to curriculum. That was not fun.

While raising my children, I coached their Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination teams for seventeen years. I helped them write their own stories for the competitions. During this time, I also wrote two parent handbooks for the Salem, Oregon School district on sex education.

About ten years ago, I was able to combine my passion for horses with my love of writing. I researched and wrote two equestrian trail guide books for the Denver area. By “research” I mean that I spent every Friday riding my horse on a new trail, be it on the p
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M.J. Evans I know a little trick that always works: I never quit writing at the end of a chapter. I don't even quit at the end of a paragraph! I quit writing…moreI know a little trick that always works: I never quit writing at the end of a chapter. I don't even quit at the end of a paragraph! I quit writing mid-sentence. Then, when I turn my computer back on, I already have a start and just go from there.(less)
M.J. Evans First, I LOVE getting letters from my readers. They make my day, week, month! Second, I LOVE getting to use my imagination when I work. Sometimes, my…moreFirst, I LOVE getting letters from my readers. They make my day, week, month! Second, I LOVE getting to use my imagination when I work. Sometimes, my imaginary world that I create in my books is better than the real world. (less)
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Show season is upon us and horses get exposed to more than just other horses. Unfortunately our wonderful friends can also be exposed to new viruses. There have already been two verified cases of Equine Herpes virus...one in Texas and one in Nevada.
It can spread quickly through a stable.  Here are the early signs of EHV:

Here are some prevention tips: 1. Make sure your horse is up to date on... Read more of this blog post »
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I had so much fun reading this wonderful story about teens at a special summer camp where they discover their hidden magical talents. The writing is wonderful and the characters are endearing. Pre-teens and teens will love this book!
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Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is conquering fear for the sake of doing what is right.

This is the theme of my latest book and the second of the four book series: The Centaur Chronicles.

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Greg's Third Adventure in Time by C.M. Huddleston
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This book explained a lot about the author's fun ideas about time travel and introduced me to a whole new type of person...the TTI's...the people who are born with the time-travel gene. Cool! As the author of an allegorical fantasy about the Revoluti ...more
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Deep Down Dark by Héctor Tobar
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The book was beautifully written with vivid details. It was hard to believe that the author wasn't 2,000 feet underground with the 33 miners trapped for 69 days. I was especially interested in the last section about their lives after the rescue.
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I really liked Greg's first adventure and this one was even better! Written from a 13 year-old's point of view, the author masterfully kept his personality consistent even as he experienced Kentucky during the Revolutionary war period. An easy, fun a ...more
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The Revere Factor by Joyce McPherson
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This book is sure to be a hit with Juvenile and middle-grade readers. The Science Fiction Mystery set at a camp for kids with special gifts made for a great backdrop to weave in historic figures and great literature. I also loved the lesson of the im ...more
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I still remember sitting in my 7th grade class when the principal came over the intercom to inform us that President Kennedy had been shot. This book brought so much back to my memory. I love history and found this a fascinating book. It wasn't quite ...more
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