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R.M. Putnam
(Rose Marie Putnam)

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R.M. Putnam
P.O. 1245
Fairview, OR  97024

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           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
    Destiny's Warriors.

    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.

    ~R.M. Putnam       


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Having worked as a
kindergarten and
pre-school teacher of
course R.M. Putnam takes
an interest in Juvenile
Fiction too.

"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
proper behavior."
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
continuing saga.  

Michael W. Valadez is  
the illustrator and
co-writer. His intensive
study of the martial arts
and interests in battle
strategy and
swordsmanship
quickened the story with
a sense of realism. In
addition,  he also
contributed to research
and character building.
Plus
Juvenile Fiction
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    Although Destiny's Warriors is R.M. Putnam's literary passion, she dabbles in stories of
    the Macabre. Stories based in the 21st Century. "I write about an Apocalypse, Serial
    Killers, the Paranormal, Voodoo and the terror of insanity."