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(Rose Marie Putnam)
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Fairview, OR 97024
I took great pleasure in writing Destiny's Warriors. Celtic myth and the wonderment of Pagan
culture sent me on a journey that started twenty years to write all ten novels in the series.
The brutality of human sacrifice to appease the gods is a part of history that is horrific. And,
the idea of Gods having to deal with the same emotional issues as mortal man was fascinating for
me to create. This wonderful journey into mystical realms guided me to continue and finish the
saga. I tell about enchanted warriors, mystical creatures, heartache, betrayal and rivalry. You'll
cry, cringe in fear and feel in awe at the romance as you read my tale. I hope you enjoy reading
May a Rainbow be your guide down destiny's path.
R. M. Putnam
About R.M. Putnam
I am 62 years old.
Born on November 14, 1954
I live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy traveling,
writing and working on my house.
My favorite things to do are watching science fiction,
action and horror movies, going out to restaurants and photography.
I have published 3 books in my Destiny's Warriors series and my 4th book is
a work in progress. In addition, I have written tales of the Macabre and early
chapter books for children with more to come.
The beginnings of a story for me pop up in the most unlikely places. I see or hear
something and then go into my, "What if" mode. But as for writing fantasy that was a
complete accident because my first love was Science Fiction.
I went back to college when I was 39 years old. That first semester, sitting in my
history class the instructor assigned the class to write a paper on an American
Holiday, it's origin and so forth. Well, it was the first week of October and so I
thought of Halloween. Off to the library I went to do research and there I became
mesmerized in ancient history, mythology and folklore.
My research took a few weeks as my study into history opened up to Pre-Christian
times back to Paganism where Halloween started. As I read the information in awe
by Celtic history and folklore, my "What If" mode went into high gear.
The paper I finally turned in went from fact to fiction. My instructor gave me a C- a
passing grade for all the work and effort I put into the paper but he told me
Halloween is NOT an American Holiday. He said I should have written about
Thanksgiving, or Independence day etc. I was disappointed with the grade until he
told me that he loved my paper and that I should complete the story for publication.
That was all the encouragement I needed as I embarked into writing my fantasy
novel that grew into ten books in the series over the following twenty years.
Obsessed with my story building fermenting in my mind every free moment became
dedicated to writing. I was never without my note book. I wrote my story out long
hand during fifteen minutes breaks at work and during my lunch hour. Often I’d wake
up in the middle of the night with an idea and quickly took to writing in my note book.
Fearing failure, embarrassment and not wanting to be laughed at for pursuing a
dream that might never come true, I became a closet writer, keeping my literary
ambitions a secret from everyone I knew, except my sons. It took many years of
dedication, proof rereading, revision after revision but I made the dream come true.
My message to aspiring writers is: You can succeed if you persevere and not let
obstacles or rejection affect you. It might take a while but you can do it.
Never did I imagine I would write fantasy but there you have it. You never know
when a story is about to be born or where it will take you and that is the wonderment
and joy of being a writer.
Thank you for visiting my website and wanting to know something about me and
my interested. If you have any questions or comments you can Contact me at:
|YouTube video, just click here - About Author
|Having worked as a
pre-school teacher of
course R.M. Putnam takes
an interest in Juvenile
"I like the idea of a gentle
grandfather, that finds
happiness in telling the
local children stories.
I created Mr. Pembry. He
tells stories of fantasy
and adventure that teach
morals, respect and
|Destiny's Warriors is the
creation of R.M. Putnam.
Her study into
mythology, history and
myth guided her to
create the plot,
characters and the
Michael W. Valadez is
the illustrator and
co-writer. His intensive
study of the martial arts
and interests in battle
quickened the story with
a sense of realism. In
addition, he also
contributed to research
and character building.
the Macabre. Stories based in the 21st Century. "I write about an Apocalypse, Serial
Killers, the Paranormal, Voodoo and the terror of insanity."