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More on the Nova Series

Hi folks,

I was waiting a bit in hopes to show you a new update for an old favorite, but the publication process got behind again. Not so unusual, but there it is. I’ll probably have that for you in a couple of days.

This time I’ll tell you about the fourth book in the Nova Series, Claimstake. Usually my stories are inspired by good things, but not so much this one.  I’d been thinking about a few spots in my life when I gave my all for certain people, but the results weren’t anything like what I expected. That’s life, sometimes you put it all out there and get slapped down for your efforts. The steps are as follows, first you endure, then when you can’t anymore you pick yourself up and move on, and then you start over. This is called growth whether you want it or not. Yeah, I know, you’ve been there too.

That’s what Claimstake is about, enduring,  moving on, and new beginnings. It is also about finding your strength. In Claimstake a young woman finds her strength, strength she didn’t know she had, a strength she never dreamed of, a strength no one expected her to have. Yeah, a good number of us have been there too.

Claimstake by Prudence MacLeod


Get your copy today.

Okay, so that’s it for today. Next time I’ll tell you about Red Nova, definitely in the top five of my favorite stories I’ve written.



Whale of a Tale

Hi folks,

I made a trip to the city earlier this week. There’d been reports of whales in the area so I thought I’d spend a bit of time on the deck. It was cold outside, minus something or other, but not all that bad. Luck was with me. As the boat neared the dock on the other side I saw it, a feeding humpback whale. The long black rolled across the surface and back under as the tail rose into the air to wave goodbye. I couldn’t get a decent shot with my cell phone, but this is what I saw.


I believe this pic was taken by a tourist from Ottawa some time ago. If you recognize it as your pic I’d be happy to give credit.

Anyway, it put me into a delightful frame of mind for the rest of the trip. I don’t often get such easy trips, no waits for boats and calm waters. Not in January. Should have bought a lottery ticket I guess.

Ah well, back to work.