Word-Slingers – Interview of LM Pruitt

Today’s guest is author L.M. Pruitt, author of the Jude Magdalyn series, along with many other books. Please make her feel welcome!


1)                  How long have you been writing?

Professionally, about 3-4 years. Non-professionally, much, much longer, lol.

2)                 How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)

I work full time, write full time, have two cats and a decent social life—so I guess we’ll say 4 large balls with some little ones thrown in for flavor. As for keeping them organized, I recently had to cave and hire a part time assistant to help me keep the work stuff straight. Everything else I’m on my own, lol.

3)                 What can you tell us about your Jude Magdalyn series?  What I’m looking for is the story about how the story came to be, not just the blurb and what not. J

Jude Magdalyn came about because I wanted to write about a woman that I wouldn’t mind knocking back a few drinks in a bar with. She’s not the nicest of people, she definitely has her flaws, but she’s solid and good at the core. In other words, she’s a fairly normal, flawed human. Except for being in charge of the Covenant. The plots themselves, with the exception of the first, are drawn from New Orleans vampire legends. I love the city and the history of it and I think using these legends are a great way to bring parts of New Orleans to readers that they might not have been aware of.

4)                 What is it about the paranormal genre that you like so much?

I think it’s the possibilities. You can do almost anything you want with your world—as long as you explain it in a consistent manner. Consistency is the key to paranormal books because without it the reader is likely to think you’re just making stuff up at random. I know that when I read books with that sort of logic, eventually I either get bored and give up or get angry and give up. Either why, I give up. But if the author is consistent, I’m drawn into the story and not wandering why X can happen here and not happen two books later in the same situation. So there’s a wealth of possibilities, as long as you stick to the cannon you build.

5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?

 I love crime fiction/noir, which is why I wrote Taken: A Frankie Post Novel. I’m planning on writing two more books in the series, as soon as I get some time, lol.

6)                 Sweet or sour?

Sweet, mostly. Depending on my mood.

7)                 Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate, absolutely

AUTHOR INFO 
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She is the author of the Jude Magdalyn Series as well as New Moon Rising, featuring Cari Gravier, and Taken, featuring Frankie Post. Ms. Pruitt makes her home in Florida with two cats–one smart, the other not so much.

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BOOK INFO
Jude Magdalyn Henries lives what many would call an unconventional life. 
Orphaned at birth, raised by nuns, a teenage runaway living on the streets… she now earns a living at odd jobs, including one as a fake tarot card reader. Very little about Jude’s life appears normal, by any scale. 
When she accepts a gig to do a private reading, unconventional takes on an entirely new meaning. Life as she knows it ends when she’s thrust into a world she never knew existed-one filled with magic, vampires, and her beloved New Orleans on the verge of an underground war. 
To make matters worse, she’s got two men in her life vying for attention, Williams and Theo. Both call to a different part of her, but one scares her just a little bit. 
Can she step up to the challenges set before her and make the right choices for the greater good?


All I wanted was a little peace and quiet.

Instead, I’ve got dead Covenant members and a steady stream of letters from the new guy in town. His beverage of choice? A 2002 Merlot, with a shot or two of powerful virgin blood.

On top of that, I’m breaking in a new police liaison, failing at playing matchmaker, and fighting nausea like it’s a full time job. All I wanted was a little peace and quiet.

Instead, I’ve got dead Covenant members and a steady stream of letters from the new guy in town. His beverage of choice? A 2002 Merlot, with a shot or two of powerful virgin blood.

On top of that, I’m breaking in a new police liaison, failing at playing matchmaker, and fighting nausea like it’s a full time job.

Did I forget to mention that I’ve also got enough girls living at the Crossroads to start my own boarding school?

Peace and quiet? Out the window.


If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
Felipe, one of New Orleans’s most infamous—and crazy–vampires is back in town. And to say he’s unhappy is an understatement.
Duprees and Williams have to track down Felipe, fast, before he claims any more victims. If that means making a deal with the Devil–otherwise known as St. Germaine–and using an untrained dhampir, so be it.
If that wasn’t enough, I’ve also got rebellious teenagers, feuding couples, and a suddenly full social calendar.

The more things change….



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