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Who is Lady Blue?

Hi folks,

Last time I introduced you to some of Lady Hawk’s history.  People have been asking for some background on Lady Blue, so, here’s what Penny will let me tell.

She was born to a poor family, named Penny, as her father said the birth cost him his last cent.  That attitude continued until her fifth birthday when he didn’t come home from work.  Penny Preston never saw or heard from her father again.

After her father abandoned them, Penny’s mother began drinking heavily.  All her bitterness and resentment were delivered to Penny in the form of unrelenting emotional abuse.  School was no better, for she was bullied and mocked for her obvious poverty.  By the time Penny was fifteen she had contemplated suicide several times, came close twice.

When Penny was sixteen she fell down a steep embankment in the highlands of Scotland and there she inadvertently awaken something that had slept for long ages, and she was changed forever.  She became Lady Blue, an elusive vigilante who fights the bullies, defends the weak, and isn’t gentle about it.  You  can find the rest of her story here:

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I didn’t go into a lot of this history when I wrote Lady Blue’s story, after all, it’s her story of life after the change came upon her.  Any and all of us who survived child abuse can tell you, every damn one of us dreamed of, and prayed for, that elusive supreme being to come and grant us the power, the power to make the pain stop, the bullying, and the emotional abuse, to give us the power to make ourselves safe.  Lady Blue’s story is one way that might look if it happened.

Okay folks, that’s a look at Lady Blue.  Go ahead, check out the rest of her story.

Now, on to other business.  I’m really hoping to get Race the Wind out this month.  Race the Wind will be the sixth book in the Children of the Wild series, more adventures of the Lady Hawk.

So, back to work for me.

Bright Blessings

Pru

Messing With It

Hey folks,

Well, I’m here to tell you, boredom can make you do strange things.  In my own case it caused me to do something I thought I’d never do.  I messed with my website.  When I first had it built it was a thing of beauty, but, over time WordPress updated this and that and not everything behaved like it was supposed to.  So I broke down and messed with it.

So, here’s where I ask you to take a poke around, see what you like, what you don’t, and let me know which is which.  All feedback is greatly appreciated.  Here’s the page for one of my favorites, start there.

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

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Okay, back to the writing stuff.  I’m currently working on the latest novel in the Children of the Wild series.  With any luck at all you’ll get to see it in February.

Bless

Pru

I Messed Up

Hi folks,

Well, it appears that I’ve messed up.  Trust me, it’s not the first time.  What now?  Well, I’ve been informed by those who are supposed to know this stuff, that I’ve mislabeled the Children of the Goddess Series.  I’ve listed the series as fantasy/adventure, but I’m told that, in reality, the proper genre is Urban Fantasy.

Yeah, it really is a big deal.  I’ve got work to do.  So, if you’re wondering, here’s where this exciting urban fantasy begins.

Lady Blue by Prudence MacLeod

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Yes, I know, there are several other books of mine that should be listed as Urban Fantasy.  Like I said, I’ve got work to do.  sigh!

 

On another note, it’s the new year, so keep an eye out for new stuff plus new stories from romance to high urban adventure. 🙂

 

Bless

Pru

Birth of a story.

 

Hi folks,

I’ve been asked many times, “Where do you get your stories?”  The short answer is, I make them up.  That’s called writing fiction.  How do I make them up?  Okay, here’s an example, start with a character, then let them tell you their story.  This is how I came to write Hell Comes Home.

I’ll start with how I found the main character. Characters can come at you from anywhere, and they will if you let them. As a confirmed people watcher I often find in the people that pass me by. Here’s an example from one of my books.

A friend and I were on our way to the city. Once aboard the ferry boat she took off with her camera and I settled behind the wheel with a Stone Age laptop. (paper and pen) Once the boat was loaded I noticed a very attractive young woman beside our car. She was dressed in purple leathers and sitting astride a purple motorcycle. She looked rather pensive as she gazed out over the waters. For just a moment she looked like a super hero from the movies. I turned to a fresh page and began writing.

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No, I didn’t start writing a story, no chapter one. I started with a quick physical description and a few notes on her mood, her attire, her motorcycle, etc. I then moved on to some possible reasons for her mood. Could have been anything, but the story sprang from those few things. No, I didn’t talk to her, didn’t want to know her name or anything about her. I write fiction. I can’t bring too much of a person into the character. That’s not fair to the real person nor is it fair to the reader. No, I have to let my imagination supply the rest. So, I went on with the day.

Later on that trip I saw a girl in Starbucks writing. She was writing poetry. Hmm, okay, I can use that. In the bookstore a graphic novel about a demon hunter caught my eye. The word demons went in my notes.

So now I need to know a bit about this girl. Who is she? What’s her life been like? There’s a news story about a teenage runaway. Okay, that will work. What else? Okay, from my head, she joined the military, special forces, black ops, becomes disillusioned, gets out to go home.

 

Now she’s real. She’s the heroine of my book Hell Comes Home, a story about a kick ass woman trying to make a place for herself in a world gone mad.

 

So, that’s it, folks and fans, that’s how a main character, and her story, is born in my world. This process may work for you, maybe not. Everybody works differently. The thing is, take a hard look at what works for you then find the strengths in that.

 

Best of luck in your reading / writing. Oh, and if there’s a topic you would like me to discuss, mention it in the comments. Feel free to ask questions too.

 

Bless

Pru

Why Do It?

Hi folks,

I was recently asked ( again) why I continue to write.  I gave a few standard answers, it’s what I do, I’m a writer and can’t stop, etc.  easy stuff.  Later that evening as I sat mulling over that question, I had to admit to myself the real reason.

I’m 68 years old, I could have another 40 more good years, or I could run out of time tomorrow, nobody knows for sure.  When I leave this life for the next one, what will I leave behind?  I’ve always aimed for one main thing in this life, to leave this world a better place than I found it.  I like people, and yet I see people getting more and more stressed as time passes.  There’s the key to the question.

The stories I write have one overriding purpose, not to scare you, not to educate you, not to jerk your emotions around, but to take you away from this stress filled life for a few hours, maybe even offer you some hope.  Join me in a different world, share the adventure, and be assured before you start, you will find a reasonably happy ending, even if the book is part of a series.

That’s why I do what I do, folks.  These stories are my legacy, what I can leave behind to hopefully better someone’s life, if only for an hour or so.  It’s my hope to reach as many people as possible to share the adventure with, so, pull on your PJs, fetch that mug of tea, and curl up in your favorite chair for a while, and let me tell you a story, make you smile.

Speaking of which, keep an eye out, there’s a new one coming in a few days.  Oh, sign up for my newsletter too, more good stuff in there, button’s just a bit further down.

 

So for now, blessed be

Pru

Children of the Wild

Hi folks,

Werewolves and werehawks, vampires, and strange things in between, that’s what the Hawk and the Wolf is about.  Yep, I’m back to telling you about the Children of the Wild series, and there’s more to come, soon.  Okay, for now, the Hawk and the Wolf.  This is the fourth book in the series and it’s one of my favorites.

The story begins with a bad accident in a government lab, the results are strange, unique, and extremely dangerous.  Mix in werewolves, a werehawk, vampires, top secret government agents, and a deadly exploding stone, and anything can happen, and it will.  Check it out here:

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Get your copy today.  Why?  Because very soon the next book will be coming out.  It’ll be in the hands of the editors before the end of the week, so get caught up on the story.

Okay, on that note I’ll leave you alone to focus on the book.  Remember to sign on for the newsletter.  It’ll be out in a day or two and will have a small teaser from the new book as well as other goodies.

So for now

Bless

Pru

Freedom Reborn

Hi folks,

Today I’ll tell you a bit about the Elvish Chronicles.  For thousands of years the High Born Elves have languished in the chains of slavery, their great strength gone, their extra keen senses dulled, and their immortality broken. Somehow, in spite of their harsh master’s efforts, the royal line managed to survive. Now, with the aid of a deadly assassin, the heir is about to shake off the chains of slavery, expose the lies, and bring her people to freedom. And she has no idea the magnitude of the task she has undertaken.

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And that’s just the beginning, folks.  Get your copy today.

Okay, I’m knocking around a few ideas for the next book in this series.  Better catch up. 🙂

 

Remember to sign on for our newsletter.  Stuff there you won’t find anywhere else. (like excerpts from the next book)

 

Bless

Pru

 

After the Fall

Hey folks,

Well much of the storm has passed and now it’s time to breathe.  The work of clean up can be hard and tiring.  At the end of day is a perfect time to sit back and relax with a good book.  Here are a few suggestions and where to find them on Playster.

A Simple Twist of Fate: https://play.playster.com/books/10009780692739235

Relax and let me take you away from this world for a while, enjoy the adventure.
So, until next time,
Bless
Pru

Last Chance

Hi folks,

Just wanted to remind you that the Novan Witch is still on sale at Amazon for $0.99 for the next day or so.  The Novan Witch is the first book in a series of five novels.  If you like a mix of sci-fi adventure and romance, plus a character driven story with plenty of action too, then the Nova Series just might be what you’re looking for.  Go ahead, check it out.

Novan Witch by Prudence MacLeod

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So go ahead and grab a copy while it’s still on sale.

Next week I’ll let you know what I’m up to these days and give you a hint or two about what’s coming up.

Bless

Pru