Under the Monster Storm


Bush Honeysuckle

A winter weather emergency is blasting the east, and I’m with you in spirit here on the wet, muddy West Coast, buried deep in down comforters and keeping toasty warm.

It hardly seems possible that underneath all that winter white, Spring is stirring, but it is. Days are getting longer and Spring is only eight weeks away. In my neck of the woods, signs of life are popping out and up everywhere, even if they’re only at the contemplation stage. (Except for the dandelion – that one means business.)


Dastardly Dandelion

It’s enough though.

I feel like I’ve been in limbo for a month, dabbling in bits and bobs of writing, reconnecting with Facebook and Twitter friends, and catching up on publishing news.

It’s been fun. Relaxing. And I’ve enjoyed my wee reprieve immensely. But, as usual, the characters in my head are tapping their pencils on the desk. They’re telling me enough is enough – get back to weaving our worlds!


Hazelnut Catkins

It’s time. The editorial review is finished and the entire Gift Legacy Series is now back in print and online. I’m excited to dig back in where I left off, with Jackson’s version of Awakening.

And just to keep things interesting, I’m learning how to make a voice recording, or the basics anyway, so look for audio excerpts from the books to come to a link near you!

Click here to join my email list and you’ll hear it before anyone else. Is that a sneak listen?

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About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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8 Responses to Under the Monster Storm

  1. Diana Stevan says:

    Love the line “the characters in my head are tapping their pencils on the desk”. I can just see them giving you a rough time. And yes, spring awakens the writing muse as well. Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve.😊


  2. denmaniacs4 says:

    I too love the image of characters in your head tapping away with their somewhat antiquated writing implements. God forbid they should ever get cell phones.


  3. Katherine McLean says:

    Love the idea of audio books, I can expand my gift giving list to include some who have verbalized audio preferences

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  4. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    I’d need voice recording, as well. I pretty much know how to do it, but there’s never enough time to set up everything properly. It is so nice indeed that days are already loner. It’s always so much better that we are moving towards spring. I hope listening to your recorded stories soon, that should be a lot of fun and I could listen to a book while painting.


    • JP McLean says:

      You’re right about time. Never enough. And I’ve learned the equipment needs to stay put until the recording is done, because the quality of the sound will change if you move it. Good thing we have a spare room in the house.


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