Kate Evangelista began as a medical school student, but after realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University - Manila with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Her Young Adult books include No Holding Back, No Love Allowed and No Second Chances. Currently she writes full-time and is based in the Philippines.
by @KateEvangelista - 2 hours ago
RT @monicaaborg: “Very well, Jude . . . I will be your puppet.”
Jude Duarte and Prince Cardan (or shall I say King Cardan) from The Cruel P…
by @KateEvangelista - 3 hours ago
ANNOUNCEMENT!! All 3 Books in The Dodge Cove trilogy are on SALE! Grab all 3 and binge read today!
by @165693410143202 - 19 days ago
The Boyfriend Bracket blog tour starts tomorrow. Here is the schedule: http://xpressobooktours.com/2...
by @165693410143202 - 21 days ago
Wrote a post for the @SwoonReads blog about the hardest part of being a writer. Come check it out: h...
by @165693410143202 - 24 days ago
NPR Reviews The Boyfriend Bracket: https://www.npr.org/2018/06/20/619534001/the-boyfriend-bracket-is...
by @165693410143202 - one month ago
Happy Father's Day to the best, most supportive dad in the world. He was a world class CEO. Compassi...
Still I Rise - 12 days ago
One of my favorite poems is "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. In its verses chronicles the struggles of women and how they stand each time they are kicked down.In my life, I have been kicked down so many times I have lost count. In case no one told you, life ain't easy. When I was younger, I hated being kicked down. I had a loser's mentality. I always thought, "Why me? I don't deserve this!"But, as I grow older, I have come to appreciate the moments when life kicks me down. Why? Because it affords me the chance to stand up stronger. It gives me the impetus I need to get up and get something done.Just this morning, I have been kicked down. I didn't even feel the pain anymore. Immediately, my mind started racing with ideas and plans and next steps. It's exactly what I needed to get me out of this unmotivated state I have been in since my accident. I felt like I was standing still for these past few months and now it's time to get a move on.Like my tattoo says, "Action Before Inspiration." I need to move or like a shark I will did if I stay still too long. I'm excited. There are so many opportunities ahead of me I have yet to explore.There are no shortcuts to getting to where I am emotionally. No one likes being kicked. I don't like it either, but I've learned to use it to my advantage. Now, excuse me while I head to Starbucks and plot out what I need to do next.Set a goal then do everything in your power to achieve it. Then set a goal again.
Unpopular Opinion - 14 days ago
I might as well come out and say it. I did not enjoy watching Antman and The Wasp. I think it's one of the weaker movies in the MCU.I think the better writers in the franchise were too busy with Avengers 3 and 4 that side movies like Antman 2 suffered. The story line wasn't engaging. Only half the jokes landed. Some characters didn't need to be there and were just distractions from the plot.I hope Captain Marvel, which just wrapped, does a better job. Might this be another origin movie? An introduction of a new character that will play a major role in Avengers 4? We'll have to wait and see.With three Marvel movies having come out this year and three more next year, I understand that at least one will have a crappy story. Unfortunately, for this case it's Antman 2, not an all too significant character in the MCU. Would the franchise have suffered without this file? I think not.The only part I enjoyed? The post credit scene. It was unexpected and totally connects to Infinity War. I thought have stayed for the second end credit scene, but I needed to go to the bathroom.Should you watch Antman and the Wasp, of course. I'm not one to stop people from going to the movies. Judge for yourself. I gave my opinion. Now earn yours.
Emily's Russian Obsession - 17 days ago
I have been watching Gilmore Girls for years and only now have noticed Emily's obsession with everything Russian themed. I have several examples. If there are more that I have missed, let me know.
Tag! You're It! - 20 days ago
As a young girl, I've participated in my share of games of tag. Running free, trying to catch the next person. There was no feeling quite like it. So imagine my excitement when I found out there was a movie with the game as its main premise.The story follows a group of friends who have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years. They play it for the entire month of May. What pushes the movie over the top is the fact that one of the participants has never been tagged and he prides himself in that fact. Most of the movie revolves around the group trying to tag their friend.Along the way, we find out that the movie is more than the hi-jinks that ensue. It's about the bonds of friendship. How the game keeps them close even through the passage of time.I will not spoil what happens, especially toward the end. But what I will say is this movie is based on a true story. During the credits, they actually showed footage of the real life men playing tag and the lengths they would go to just to tag their friend. It's actually quite funny and heartwarming.
Okay, Weird! - 23 days ago
As an author, I know I've done my job when a reader sends me a tweet or a message letting me know that they enjoyed reading my nook. Any of my books, really. It's so heartwarming when someone tells you that for a couple of hours you made them forget how overwhelming life was.Also as an author, I love interacting with readers. If they had taken the time to write me about my book, I usually want to respond. I want to let them know how their kind words made me feel. How sweet they are for reaching out. Sometimes, I just want to thank them for reading my book.Well, today, something weird happened. I went to my FB Page, as I often do because that it where some readers reach me. In my inbox, I found a message with 11 separate posts it in.The posts basically chronicle a reader's experience while reading No Holding Back. This is the second book of my Dodge Cove Trilogy and it involves a romance between Nathan and Preston. If you're looking for a falling for my best friend love story set in Europe, check it out.Okay, shameless plugging over.The reader basically gushed about how much he enjoyed reading the book. At least, based on the name, I think he is a he.Anyway, after I finished reading the blow by blow account of his enjoyment, I was ready to send a reply when I realized I couldn't reply to his message. It said at the bottom that my page couldn't reply to him. So I went to click on the profile only to find out that it had been deleted.Now, I don't know how to feel. On the one hand, I'm happy someone enjoyed reading No Holding Back so much that he wrote me 11 messages. (By the way, 11 is my life number). On the other hand, I'm sad that I can't let him know how much I appreciate his messages.If he happens to read this blog post, please know: Your message made my day. Thank you for taking the time to write me about No Holding Back. Good luck with school. And I have chores too!