Hi everyone, I hope you are well! I receive many lovely letters, and I'm a bit slow about answering them--I'm sorry! It's always faster to reach me via email, however, it is fun to get letters, and I wanted to share this one with you since it's from one of your very own members--Clawberry!
Check this out--Clawberry drew a picture of ME, and using the pegasus name generator, she christened me AshStarFlight (using my middle name too). She included her legend about the very first pegasus, and a recipe for dog cookies! Here is her legend, word for word:
"She was here long before Spiderwing and Nightwing. When she came, Anok was formed, and with her came five foals, Jungle, Snow, Mountain, Desert, and Sun. These foals were how the five herds were formed.
When she died, her foals took over the land and, one by one, had sons and daughters. The Hundred Year Star gave them life, but soon the five foals passed into the Golden Meadow, leaving their legacies behind them. The pegasi left, had foals of their own, but there was no magic to be found within. And the legacies continued.
All pegasi know this story but it is never mentioned much anymore. Little do they know that they all have some magic within, deep down it's there."
Wow--what a wonderful and hopeful legend! Well done, Clawberry. I hope you all on the message board enjoyed it too.
Just a quick update: as you know RIDERS OF THE REALM is coming out May 1st, but I'm also hard at work on other projects--some new, and some related to Guardian Herd. I want you each to know that I want to write more TGH books, but everything depends on READER ENTHUSIASM!!! This is true for all authors. So Spread the Word about the Herd, and hopefully I can continue with a Nightwing prequel and a book about life after Nightwing. I'd like to explore Riversun's possible powers and what comes next for the pegasi. Or perhaps I'll jump far into the future to explore a new black foal, a filly!
And a final reminder--if you come across an advance copy of Riders of the Realm, remember that it does NOT include the super secret information about Bumblewind. That is only in the final version and nobody on Earth will know what it is until May 1st! (except for my editor and I, of course!) So stay tuned and thanks for reading!