I’d seriously like your opinion on cliffhangers. Now, I have no problem with a long story arc that continues over several books, TV episodes, or movie series, but I have to say, this trend of ending every book , episode, or movie with a cliffhanger really rubs my fur the wrong way.
As you know, when I write a series there is a long story arc, but each book in the series ends with a resolution to the current problem for the main characters. Yes, they know there will be more to face, but for the moment all is well, the reader can catch a breather before heading into the next adventure.
The Children of the Goddess series is a prime example of what I’m saying. That one begins here:
Well, it finally happened, my publisher caught me at a weak moment and talked me into being interviewed on The Writer’s Block, a feature of the Lesfic Reading Group. Find it on Facebook here: Lesfic Reading Group
Yes, that’s the look on my face when I realized what I’d done. sigh (Tee hee) This will be a live interview from 11:00 to 1:00 Saturday February 2nd/2019. I believe that’s Central time. Anyway, follow that link to check out the time.
So, if you’ve ever wondered about the reclusive Prudence MacLeod, come join the fun, ask me anything, learn far more than you really wanted to, find out what I’m up to next, and more.
As you all know, I rarely ever discount a book, but this year has been tough on everybody. So, in keeping with the need for a few hours of escape from the madness, I’ve joined with a large group of talented writers, and we’ve all discounted a few of our books. Yep, now’s your chance to stock up. Just follow this link to the goodies.
Herein you will find a myriad of treasure from over thirty top writers. Check it out. Oh, and for you who are faint of heart, know this is all about lesfic. (FF) For my books you will find these super ladies:
So, merry Christmas and happy reading. I’ll see you all again in the new year with a new book in the Forgotten words series.
It’s early morning and snowing out right now. The house is quiet, and I was looking for inspiration, so I checked the author review pages on Amazon. I often get some great ideas from the reviews. Here’s the first seven reviews I found, six five-star, and one four-star reviews.
Great sequel to Suvi. Enjoyed it. As the author states in her afterwords, her writing style is a bit different but boy can she spin a good yarn. You should read Suvi first to know what’s going on in Echo.
Once again Prudence has succeeded in creating a wonderfully complex and fascinating story. Well crafted characters that pull at your heart and bring laughter, tears and wonder. I am so looking forward to the next chapter in the SUVI universe. It’s a bit like watching the original Star Trek unfold on pages. New places, life forms, drama and romance. Wonderful!
Sometimes life brings you unexpected surprises. Recently my better half had two heart attacks and two open heart surgeries, in two days. Two weeks later she developed a blood clot in her lung. She is on the mend now, making slow but steady progress back to the force of nature she truly is.
However, as you might guess, her care plus the added chores she always did for the family have fallen to me, cutting deeply into my writing time. Now, imagine my surprise and delight to find one of my books, and the rest of the series, enjoying a renewed level of success. Here’s the latest review for Lady Blue.
“This is such a great action/love story book. I can’t wait to read the next one. I wasn’t really sure about this but there is nothing but action action action.”
And just for luck, here’s another of the reviews for Lady Blue.
“Absolutely loved this book, literally did not put it down till I had finished it…..really spiked my interest as I am a spiritual person and believe in the goddesses. Will definitely be looking out for any more books by Prudence MacLeod.”
So, here’s me saying thank you to everybody who bought and enjoyed Lady Blue, because of you I’ve been able to keep the family afloat during this difficult time. I love each and every one of you.
I’ve told you of my beloved’s heart attack. In reality it was two heart attacks, two open heart surgeries, in two days, yet she beat it. Lady K is now at home and on the mend. For some reason today she decided to hijack my blog to tell you about the rise of a writer she knows well. Here’s Lady K:
“Over twenty years ago, I watched as Prudence MacLeod gingerly navigated the keyboard of her first desktop personal computer. She was anxious to embrace the new technology to help her bring her stories to life.
Each day when I came home from work, her smiling face would be a signal that there were freshly written pages for me to peruse. I fell in love with those first characters and was anxious to read their full story. When I reached the end of her day’s work, I often found myself trying to scroll further. She always got a kick out of that and of watching my face as I read.
Over the years Pru has honed her skills as a writer. What has remained constant is her desire to tell stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things. As a former powerlifting coach, Pru knows that most people underestimate what they are truly capable of and sometimes place barriers in their own way. She also knows that when you show people how to kick down those barriers, their world enlarges and how they see themselves is forever changed.
Pru also understands that when people can see themselves in a story, the experience of reading becomes empowering. This is why she chooses to write about characters who have been abused, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, are LGBTQ2, are a person of color, etc. When you can see at least bits of yourself in the story, reading isn’t just about entertainment, but becomes an exercise in having your own notions of limitations and barriers challenged as the everyday heroine finds ways to realize her own dreams and potential, often through the most unusual of circumstances.
The genres, settings and characters may change from book to book, but the key messages always remain: you are enough, you are capable and you are worthy. Her goal is to tell stories that entertain but also leave you with something to help you along your own path.
So, for action packed stories featuring everyday heroes, check out Prudence MacLeod’s stories. You won’t be disappointed! Here’s the link: Amazon
Thank you for that glowing description, my love, and thank you for staying on this plane with me so I can continue to tell you my stories.
For those of you following the aftermath of my beloved’s heart attack, here an update. After not one, but two heart attacks, with two open heart surgeries, all is well. K is now at home, convalescing. We’re facing a long road ahead, but thankfully we’ll get to make that journey together.
Now, on another bright note, I’ve been telling you of my two best sellers, SUVI and Lady Blue. Well, Lady Blue is being translated into Portuguese and I believe there’s an audio book in the works. Haven’t read it? Well, now’s the time. Here’s where to find Lady Blue.
So, I found this new series called Chickenshit. I’ll just let the author, Amy Stinnett, tell you all about it. Go ahead Amy. 🙂
Chickenshit is a four–part series that follows a year in the life of Billie Hatcher, as she transforms from a Seattle urbanite to an Idaho farmer.
When her estranged father dies, Billie inherits the farm where she spent the first four years of her life. Even though she can barely tell one end of a chicken from the other, she just might make a go of it, with some help from her dad’s best friend, Elliot, and some caring friends and neighbors. But life as a small farmer isn’t always easy, and Billie finds that not all of her new neighbors are all that friendly. With her new girlfriend, Jodie, by her side, she faces down the realities of farm and small town life in hopes of turning her dad’s farm into a place she can call home.
Now that Billie has made her choice to run the farm, it’s time to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
Baby chicks and goats want to be fed. Gardens need to be planted and tended. And Billie seems up for the task.
As the farm teems with life, Billie goes after her chores with zeal and tenacity, as her dad did before her. But, unlike her dad, Billie’s no hermit. Before long, the farm has more visitors than ever, but the one person Billie wants in her bed insists on taking things slow, to grow their relationship from the ground up. Dates, day trips, and working with friends on the farm give Billie and Jodie time to get to know each other’s virtues and vices before they are in over their heads. Soon, Billie will learn that nature works on its own schedule.
Don’t forget volume one and volume three soon to come! Find them here!