Monday, September 9, 2013

Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog of new writing beginnings! The first few posts will be quick and relatively painless, a warm-up for what lies ahead. Hope to keep you entertained with posts and guests so you come back to visit again and again. And more importantly share something about yourself!

The two things I'm asked most is 1) if my name carries any particular meaning, and 2) how to pronounce it. So we'll get that out of the way first then get down to real business.

Runere is actually an old Druidic term meaning whisperer or storyteller.  Two of my older relatives and I would exchange stories when I was a kid to keep each other entertained. That they missed the old country would come through on occasion with words and nicknames. (It wasn't just me that got tagged with a nickname either. An uncle named Harold was called Brody no matter how often he insisted that wasn't his name. Think they missed Scotland much? lol) I'd get one of those elbow nudges to the ribs after a storytelling session, and feel so proud when they'd say, "Quite the runere you're turning out to be." The nickname caught and stuck. I use it with my writing as a thank-you and to honor the ones who taught me how magical a world of words can be.

Pronunciation? Simple really. Roo--nyeer, with a long e. Accent on the last syllable, it begins with the same sound as the Russian word 'nyet'.

But none of that is important. Here's what I'm so excited about!

I'm thrilled to be working with a cover artist for the release of BLACK DOLL, book one of The Silent Doll Series. The cover makes it so much more real. It's going to be even more of a thrill to share it and I hope to do so here in the next few days! Keep an eye out for excerpts too!

There will be a cover reveal party, a pre-release party or two with book markers (actually letter beaded, ribbon book thongs with crystal sliders and/or trinkets to fit girls' and guys' preferences). Why more than one party? Because I'm going to have to do something to get rid of all the nervous energy waiting for BLACK DOLL to come out! Then we'll have the release party with book give-a-ways as well as book thongs!

I was wondering if there is a particular day of the week you like for blogs? This will be a once a week fun venture, sometimes sharing things other than just author news or writing information, so if you have a favorite day let me know in a comment and we'll randomly pick a name to send out that first book thong!

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~Runere McLain~


  1. Greetings and salutations Runere, what a great blog today. I love reading what you have to say it's always full of great information.