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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 fifteen 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 t
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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)
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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World War II is raging. Hitler is hiding away the world’s most beautiful purebred horses in a little village in Czechoslovakia. Lipizzaners, Thoroughbreds, and the prize Polish Arabians are being used in his experiments to creat
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M.J. Evans M.J. Evans said: " I am excited to announce the release of my new historical fiction book: "The Sand Pounder." Please add it to your bookshelf and sign up for the free giveaway!

Set during WWII, the Coast Guard patroled the beaches on the east and west coast on horsebac
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M.J. Evans M.J. Evans said: " I am excited about "Mr. Figgletoes Toy Emporium." I am getting lots of wonderful reviews from readers...I especially love hearing from the target audience: Middle-Grade Readers! ...more "

 

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With tears in my eyes, I write this review of “Conviction.” As an author of several historical fiction titles, ("Pinto!," "The Sand Pounder," and the newly released “The Stallion and His Peculiar Boy,”) I can attest to an understanding of the months ...more
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"He was given the name Witez II but called simply Witez meaning chieftain and knight, prince and hero, all rolled into one.
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“The Cadre-Larceny” was a mix of good and not-so-good for me. The good would include all the interesting bits of history sprinkled throughout. My favorite historical story was the section about the origin of the term: “Bell Ringer.” That was really f ...more
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Once I got through the leftwing propaganda (that had nothing whatsoever to do with the story,) it was a great read.
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This historical fiction is based upon the true story of the longest horseback ride in history. Of the seventeen horses that the four men from Washington state used, only one made it the whole 20,300 mile / 3 year journey. That horse was Pinto! So, Pi ...more
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From the Grand Prix Jumper show ring to the wilds of the mountains on the Pacific Crest Trail, follow Gemcie as she heals from both a devastating fall that threatens to end her show career and the heartbreak of betrayal. Sexual references make it sui ...more
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