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
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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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LOSING MY NOBLE AND GREAT HORSE!

In my fantasy series, "The Mist Trilogy," I made up a story about the noble and great horses who are chosen to be unicorns when they die.

I now have sent a second "noble and great" horse to Celestia, the unicorn kingdom... Read more of this blog post »
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As the author of this book, I want to share with you this remarkable 20,000 mile/3 year journey. Out of 17 horses that the four men used at times on the trip around the entire country, only one horse made it the whole way...PINTO! After more than 100 ...more
Percy - The Racehorse Who Didn't Like to Run by M.J. Evans
"This is a charming story, illustrated on all pages, about a foal (not a racehorse) which finds another purpose in life beyond racing. We also meet a boy who loves horses and who uses a wheelchair, so the tale is good for introducing coping with di..." Read more of this review »
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This is now one of my favorite books. I loved the way everything tied together. Fascinating read. Couldn't put it down! M.J. Evans, author, The Centaur Chronicles.
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My fantasy series, "The Mist Trilogy," is often described as the horse-lover's fantasy. Well then, "The Rose Legacy" should be described as the horse-lovers fairy tale. I had so much fun reading this book. Not only was the story intriguing, but the a ...more
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I really thought that using old photographs as the basis for a story was extremely creative. Sometimes the story line about some of the pictures seemed a bit forced but I enjoyed every minute of reading it.
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The Case of the Hollywood Art Heist by Mike Mains
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Middle-grade readers will enjoy following the adventures of two eighth-grade boys as they work to solve the mystery of a stolen painting. All loose ends are tied up by the conclusion. The author does not use any bad language, and teaches good values ...more
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I loved this book! The author captured both the time period and the behaviors of both a grieving boy and an autistic boy (though she doesn't use that term as it was not a term used in the 1940's.) I loved the way she tied all the loose ends together ...more
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