Introduction of the Mackenzies

By: Judge and Alanna Rodriguez

Historical Authors 2019

Hello all!

Thank you for joining us this month as we bring in some of the additional characters for “The Marshal’s Choice”. We hope you enjoy the blurb!

Seeing his mother mounted on her horse out among the herd, Ian frowns, then bellows, “Mithir! There’s been news!”

Molly, Ian’s mother, turns in the saddle and nods to her son, then holds up a finger, indicating that she’ll be right there.

Ian turns and snorts at the bemused expression his father is giving him.

Digory MacKenzie looks at his son and shrugs his shoulders. “Ya know yer Mithir. When she gets som’tin’ in her mine, doncha go tryin’ ta stop’er.”

Ian nods to his father. “Yeah, I know, Da. You might have known her about thirty years or so, but I’ve known her my whole life.”

Digory’s laugh is full-bodied and natural. “True t’hat.” His grin is full of mischief and hope. “Jes wait til she hears tha news we got.”

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What in the world would possess a sci-fi / fantasy nerd to write an entire historical fiction series?

By Judge Rodriguez

So, while I was sitting at my computer, working on transcribing what I had recently written for “The Forgotten Doctor”, I came to the realization that there’s a story to be told about the books themselves, not just the storyline contained within.

I’ve often had people ask me, “Why do I choose to write what I do?” Why indeed?

Growing up, I always felt the calling to pick up a pencil and lay down a manuscript. I’ve had several people in my life that have given me encouragement in developing the talent, though there have been those who have given me discouragement as well.

Given my history in working on computers, in call centers and in the field, I have been told numerous times that I have a penchant for communicating on a level that laymen can understand. If you’ve ever had to speak to someone who is more than a little versed in technology, you know how difficult it can be trying to get a straight answer out of them.

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