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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 mid…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)
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PINTO! Receives its 10th Literary Award!

I'm excited to tell you that my historical fiction novel, "PINTO! Based Upon the True Story of the Longest Horseback Ride in History" received the first place award for middle-grade history from the Chanticleer Book Awards! If you love horse stories ala "Black Beauty," you will love PINTO!



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