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· Magdalene Chronicles in KINDLE

· How to get revenge on your EX and what you should know before marrying the

· Aunt Sugar's Guide to the Tea Party Movement for the Conservatively Challen

· FAR MEMORY: On the Trail of the Grail; Book 2 of The Magdalene Chronicles

· The Followers of the Magdalene Book One of The Magdalene Chronicles series

Short Stories
· OPCA; a Death Sentence

· Longing Beach

· Christmas Crime

· Roberta and the Magic Wheelchair

· Ms Mousey the Guard Cat

· Job is alive and still being tested Part One

· The Most Amazing Woman I Have Ever Known

· Opening a Writer's Retreat

· 2012 into the future

· Gambling on Ornaments

· I Love Beach Music

· Cats are Smarter than you Know.

· Confessions of a Porphyria Patient

· The Right to Death With Dignity

· Can I Do-It-Myself?

· Ulcerative Colitis; the hidden disease

· Who Do I Tell??

· Ode to a Nose in Spring

· Being Neighborly

· an ode to a silly woman

· Time

· A gift from God

· looking back

· Age

         More poetry...
· Writer's Retreat N.C. Coastal island

· Now in Kindle versions; Magdalene series

· Writer's retreat apartment for rent

· Newest Book on the Tea Party Movement

· Atlantis Rising Magazine and The Magdalene Chronicles

· Available Oct 1

· Published: On the Trail of the Grail #2 The Magdalene Chronicles

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Mary Magdalene from whence comes the story
3/27/2009 6:19:25 PM
where it all comes from and how my writing works
Blog, blog, blog....
Sometimes I can't think of a thing to write about and other time I can think of too much. Mary Magdalene is a subject that I could talk about forever.

With the new book by my competition now out, MM has once again been thrust into the publishing light. However, this book doesn't truly focus on MM or Jesus and I can't figure out where she is going with the series. Who am I talking about? Kathleen McGowan. Her last book (2 yrs ago) The Expected One was one which idicated that "she" was the grail. She has said that she is from the Bloodline and this is supposed to be her raison d'etre, if you will. The weird thing is the timing of this revelation. The author claims never to have read the Da Vinvi Code or Holy Blood, Holy Grail and yet, her information mimics much of theirs. Now, I am not criticizing her. Far from it. Her books are selling and that is a credit to her. I do think she ought to admit to reading the competition and/or any other things about the subject instead of just saying she reseached it.
On the other hand, I originially wrote the first book of my Magdalene series in the 1970's. I was told so many times that it wasn't marketable that it nearly made me thrown away the pages. But I didn't. Instead I kept them until they WERE marketable and then I published book one. Book Two is on its way. I had hopes of bringing it out at the convention in Orlando but got behind with my husband's illness and now it is scheduled for May or June. But my story(ies) differ from McGowan's or anyone else's that I have read. Oh, yes,I admit I have read all things MM. Why wouldn't I want to see what the competition offers? The first of these "alternate" story lines was written ages ago and no one made a big deal about it.In fact, fiction about MM has been avilable for the general reader at least since the 50's.
Have I mentioned I was a religion major in college? Or that I have currentl re-enrolled in a more Christian based college lately and renewed those studies? Nah, wht would be the point. The truth is that the Bible, no matter how well written or to whom it was "given" isn't what it seems to be. There are hidden depths to every sentence in the Bible and there is often religious politics busy in translations from the original script. What really bothers me most is
this: what if God/Jesus sent/gave us a very important message about how we were supposed to live and then we, manknd, distorted that message to suit our own agenda? As a writer, even of fiction, there is a conscious effort to not pass on false information and call it fact.
My Scottish grandmother once told me that "legends are secrets couched so that they are more palatable". I think she might have been right. Through our family there are many legends that have been passed down orally. A lot of them never made sense and yet, I am sure originally they had a very good moral to them. I think this is what happened to relgion. Man distorts so many things for their own agenda. Religion has been used to control rather than to "save". Fiction such as mine is a way to pass on legends so that we might be able to decide for ourselves what might be true. I think there is "some" truth in every legend. It is our job to find it. I hope that my interpretations of the legends of MM don't offend before they are given the chance to teach the moral or story therein.
I chose to break down the legends as I know them into several books because there is too much information out there for one book. If you try to put in into one book you run the risk of leaving something important out. My series introduces the legends a few at a time and in a way that the reader can see how the stories were born. It is my job to tell the story; it is the reader's job to interpret it.

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More Blogs by Pinckney D Rivers
• Blogging for 2011 - Wednesday, March 02, 2011
• 2011 Already? - Sunday, January 02, 2011
• Keeping Up Appearances - Saturday, October 23, 2010
• Guru Yourself! - Monday, October 18, 2010
• So who hired me anyway? - Tuesday, September 28, 2010
• And I Wanted to be a Writer! - Friday, September 17, 2010
• Costa Rica Looks Good to Me - Friday, August 27, 2010
• starting K5 - Wednesday, August 18, 2010
• My Grandson and Me - Saturday, July 10, 2010
• Patriotic Services - Sunday, July 04, 2010
• Lights, camera, action; cue the President. - Tuesday, June 15, 2010
• Whew! what a job! - Friday, May 28, 2010
• Happy Mother's Day - Sunday, May 09, 2010
• Too much for the week. - Saturday, May 01, 2010
• Freelancing is not freeloading - Thursday, April 15, 2010
• Blog, Blog, Blog Blah!! - Wednesday, April 14, 2010
• Embarrassed to be Baptist - Tuesday, April 06, 2010
• I am an American and I ain't takin'it no more! - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
• I am an AMERICAN! - Monday, March 22, 2010
• Being Liberally Challenged - Monday, March 01, 2010
• children say the funniest things - Monday, January 04, 2010
• The Magdalene Chronicles based in fact???? - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
• Book two of a series is the hardest to write - Saturday, September 26, 2009
• On the Trail of the Grail - Friday, September 18, 2009
• Far Memory; On the Trail of the Grail - Sunday, August 16, 2009
• Flag Your Friends and Turn 'Em In REDUX - Wednesday, August 12, 2009
• Book Two is in Production; FINALLY! - Friday, August 07, 2009
• The care and feeding of the second book in a series - Friday, May 22, 2009
• Boy! What a Ride! - Saturday, April 25, 2009
• Writing what you know. - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
•  Mary Magdalene from whence comes the story - Friday, March 27, 2009  
• Oh Sure! Let's Just Keep on Keepin' on - Wednesday, February 18, 2009
• Way Back Machine comes true - Sunday, February 01, 2009
• Controversial Subjects get a lot of Attention - Monday, January 19, 2009
• Dreams can tell you something - Saturday, December 06, 2008
• Were The Gospels Faked? Oh, come on! - Sunday, July 27, 2008
• goings on in the Magdalene Chronicles - Wednesday, July 16, 2008
• royalites are welcome any time any where - Tuesday, July 01, 2008
• Far Memory; What is it? - Monday, April 07, 2008
• Living With Dying Aint for the Faint of Heart - Friday, February 29, 2008
• NEVER give up on your book! - Friday, November 09, 2007
• The Magdalene Chronicles - Saturday, October 27, 2007
• Mormons? What are they all about? - Tuesday, September 25, 2007
• M.Magdalene has descendants in US - Tuesday, September 04, 2007
• Inviting trouble through your writing - Friday, August 31, 2007
• What was he world like BEFORE Jesus? - Sunday, June 17, 2007
• The Magdalene Chronicles: Far Memory book 2 - Sunday, June 17, 2007
• Getting the word out! - Saturday, June 16, 2007
• promotional tours scare the HELL outta me! - Thursday, June 14, 2007
• Ever Wonder? - Wednesday, June 13, 2007
• why would I write this story. - Tuesday, June 12, 2007
• Selling books is work! - Friday, June 08, 2007
• I have it in my hands - Friday, April 20, 2007
• Magdalene Chronicles at BEA - Thursday, March 29, 2007
• The Magdalene Chronicles: birth of a series - Thursday, March 15, 2007

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