R. Lee Walsh

Biography

R. Lee Walsh is an artist, author and proud mother of two beautiful and talented daughters as well as the caretaker for a 96 year old grandfather who battles with advanced Alzheimer's, not to mention two lazy but adorable dogs, a kamikaze cat and a reclusive hamster named Wink.

Proving that truth is stranger than fiction, she has written hundreds of true stories about her unusual life experiences and developed a popular line of inspirational greeting cards, as well as being a writing coach and chief Morale Officer at Author Salon, a Project Development and Network site for aspiring authors.

You can visit her anytime at her websites at www.thelastscribe.com, www.rachel-walsh.com or www.thebutterflypoem.org.

Books By This Author

“I was a huge fan of the The Last Scribe so I decided to pick up these prequels as well. I got to say they do not disappoint. They are action packed and keep you on edge throughout every page turn. I really like how it leads up so easily to The Last Scribe. R. Lee Walsh did an outstanding job”

“If you haven't read any of the books in The Last Scribe series, let me tell you that reading this is going to captivate you and keep you wanting more! After reading this first book I was drawn to get the next one so I could keep the story going. I loved the richness of the characters, particularly the uniqueness of their supernatural qualities. It was also exceptionally well written. I can tell you right away that I will read the whole series and I am sure that you will too! ”

“If you haven't read any of the books in The Last Scribe series, let me tell you that reading this is going to captivate you and keep you wanting more! After reading this first book I was drawn to get the next one so I could keep the story going. I loved the richness of the characters, particularly the uniqueness of their supernatural qualities. It was also exceptionally well written. I can tell you right away that I will read the whole series and I am sure that you will too! ”

“Thoroughly enjoyed these three novellas. They were a fun quick read that kept me wanting more. Well done R. Lee Walsh - well done”

“Scepter, the second of the Last Scribe Prequels, is as well rounded as Irin, the first one. Walsh flexes her writerly muscles by displaying her knowledge of POV, employing multiple variations throughout this novella. What's more, it actually enhances the story, something a less talented writer would struggle to achieve. This story provides more background info on the Irin than the first novella, and we learn about their leader, Scepter, and his connection to the protagonist of the entire series, a girl named Hope. The main antagonist, Scepter's brother, is also introduced. One of my favorite things about these novellas is how quickly Walsh is able to get your emotions invested in each character. We truly get a sense that they exist, that they have a past, present, and future. I mentioned this in my review of Irin, but it deserves another mention. Walsh not only has a potentially epic story here with the Last Scribe, she also possesses top-notch prose. This is rare, especially in young adult/new adult. There's a smoothness to it, and before you realize it, you're twenty pages in, then fifty, then you're finished. It's easy to disappear Walsh's stories because of this, and I'm very much looking forward to the next novella, as well as the novel's release. ”

“What's not to like? I can't wait for the books to come out. This is fabulous with seeds to a plot that I'm already thinking about during the day. 'How will this turn out?' 'What if…' You know it's a good book when just a small piece grabs your mind and won't be silenced until you read more. I want to read more R. Lee Walsh! ”

“Cannot get enough of these characters. I can definitely tell something big is going to happen. Both Irin and Scepter are written so well and smoothly they leave you wanting more.When these series finally hit the shelves its going to be huge ”

“This story completely draws you in. It's wonderfully written, and smoothly transitions scene to scene as you learn more about the race of immortal beings. You can feel that the story is leading to something big. It follows Irin perfectly, can't wait for more. Would definitely recommend.”

“There are so many things to love about R. Lee Walsh's Irin, the first installment of The Last Scribe series. Firstly, it's one of the most original and inventive ideas I've come across in many years, not just in young adult/new adult fiction, but any genre. The fact that it is built around an actual prophecy is really cool and adds to the believability of the concept (if you go to Walsh's website thelastscribe.com you can learn more about this). Next, the main characters are great. I immediately connected with Riley despite his daunting appearance and demeanor, as Walsh masterfully drops in bits of backstory and hints at his otherworldly existence. Already hooked, I found myself unable to stop reading as the action starts right away. As the conflict grows, we learn more about Riley and his secret, ancient race called the Irin. The storyline then shifts to Peach, who we learn is another Irin with her own complex history. Just like with Riley, the connection to Peach is immediate, and you're quickly concerned about her character and hanging on every decision she makes. It is here that I will mention Walsh's superb writing. She clearly has been shaping her skills and voice for many years, and like with all great writers, this allows her to disappear. She doesn't draw attention to herself--the prose is clean and serves its purpose, which is to drive the story forward. Metaphor is employed seamlessly and adds to the story. Impressive. All of these things add to why the story is so readable. Indeed, I finished Irin in one sitting. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of The Last Scribe novel, and I can say without a doubt that the accompanying novellas add to the story as a whole. Give Irin a read and I guarantee you will be hooked on The Last Scribe series. I, for one, can't wait for the next novella, Scepter, to be released. ”

“I am counting this book as one of the best fantasy stories I've read in 2014, in fact in the top 3, and I've read them in hundreds! The story is exciting, engaging and full of suspense to keep you turning the pages. This is what I call a real page-turner. ”

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