Writing a novel is almost like working a puzzle, and poetry is no different. Selecting the pieces that fit and arranging them in the correct order so as to make the picture come to life can be a chellenging and most enjoyable task. Welcome to Pragamore Chronicles - a site that can take you to places others cannot reach. Although it is dedicated to promote the epic fantasy novels of M. R. Williamson, it also contains selections of several types of his poetry. Shades of the Sycamore for example gives you a peek at life on the outskirts of Memphis, Tennessee in the fifties and sixties. Faded Memories takes you to the seventies through the nineties in the mid-south. Silent Witness, however, gives the reader a look at life from a Christian's point of view. Fantasy is just that. It alludes to the mystical world of English Folklore, as well as stories and experiences shared by the author. Fantasy brings us face to face with the first novel of the Pragamore Chronicles - Pragamore - A New Beginning. It tells of a young boy already facing the crossroads of his life. Richard Alvis knows all too well he isn't 'normal'. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, he comes face to face with why he is different and what he was born to do: follow in the footsteps of his late grandfather, a very powerful wizard. With help and encouragement from his grandmother and a gnome named Yenwolk, Richard begins a treacherous journey to find answers for himself and his life. Guided by a mysterious old man who visits him through dreams and visions, he learns that dragons aren't the evil beasts the villages of man would have you believe, and faeries come in all sizes, shapes, and personalities. He also becomes aware that his grandfather's memory still burns bright in the minds of the Promise Keepers - those who hold his grandfather's legacy. This quest to the Hollow Mountains brings friends and mortal enemies into Richard's world. It also brings him close to a young woman who will change his life forever. He learns the value of friendship, the price of duty, and the worth of honor...
A New Beginning now has company. Krypendorf, The Fourth Lesson has just recently been released by Author House. You can also order it on their 'Hot Line' by dialing 1 888 280 7715. Book two is a bit larger, and with more illustrations, thus it is also a buck or two higher, but you'll get your money's worth. You can also order it by going on line at authorhouse.com. Click on Book Store link at the top. To get an idea of what the book is like, click on 'Sneek Peeks' on this site and read selections of the novel. The site is checked regularly. Poems and Sneek Peeks are being added constantly.
Also, they are available on Amazon.com and on all sites at your neighborhood book store. Check the tab, Signed Copies, for copies straight from the author.
Hello, I am M. R. Williamson. The Pragamore Chronicles are a series of books I have brought to life from the dusty shelves of my office (literally). They hold extremely close to the English folklore of the thirteenth century and I have endeavored to make them as educational on the subject as possible. Contact me at any time for more information...
M. R. Williamson 2730 Camelot Cove Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637 662 393 4424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from Camelot Cove:
After retiring from ‘Ma Bell’ in the year 1999, I seriously took to the pen. Through E-Bay and various bookstores, my novel collection, The Pragamore Chronicles, eventually reached more than eight countries.
My poetry has won the Editor’s Choice Awards from the International Library of Poetry in 1999, 2000, and 2002. View from the Easley Place, a short story,is on exhibition at Munford Library. My stories are published in such anthologies as Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells (‘Quest for the Dragon Scale-Kerlak), ParAABnormal (‘Spotter’-Sam’s Dot), Stories in the Ether (‘Shelled’-Nevermet), ‘Unlikely Friend’ (Sam’s Dot), and ‘Apprentice’ (Sam’s Dot).
Added short story features for 2013 include, ‘Hell’s Gate’ (Seven Star Press), and ‘Phagan’s Shadow’ (WolfSinger). Coming short stories are ‘Cry Wolf’ with Dark Oak and ‘The Ghost of Queen Anne’s Revenge’ also with Dark Oak. On the front burners for 2014 (and working with the editors) are the novellas, ‘The Moleskin Cap’ with Terri Pray and her Under the Moon Publishing and ‘The Curse of the Monkey’s Paw’ with Tyree Campbell and his Alban Lake Publishing.
In the works are novellas, ‘In the Shadows of the White Owls (Held by Under the Moon), ‘Bedouin’, ‘The Angel of Holloway’, and ‘Ooze’.
The year 2014 promises to be a ‘One-Of-A-Kind’ for me. It starts out with the publishing two, novellas, two large short stories, and then sours from there.