Meet M.L. Rigdon

Okay, everyone–I know you’ve been suffering through a torturous bout of withdrawal as I haven’t had a guest writer on Tuesday Traditions in a few weeks. But have no fear, I’m here to save you. Joining us today is a wonderful and talented multi-genre writer, who is also a tremendous advocate for our local writers. It’s M.L. Rigdon, and I couldn’t be happier to have her on Indiana Wonderer today.

So please join me in giving M.L. a hearty welcome!Master_Of_The_Dark_Cover

  1. Name (or pen name)M.L. Rigdon (fantasy, contemporary fiction & nonfiction); Julia Donner (historical)
  1. State (or country) you call home: Wherever I’m writing about inside my head
  1. Genre(s) you write: Fantasy (adult & YA), contemporary commercial fiction, historical
  1. Most recent WIP title: MASTER OF THE DARK (coming to Amazon in August, 2013)
    1. Storyline:

Ahleah’s meteoric rise from auction block on Atlantis, to slave owned by powerful and clever Lord Heracles, to an object of  fascination for the king, who condemns her to protected prisoner status behind palace walls. Peracles, son of Heracles, the only person Ahleah trusts, must marry for state reasons, leaving her at the mercy of the king’s confidant, Dark Master Melasaris. His goal is her death, even though she’s the nation’s only hope of survival, as every day catapults them closer to the end of Atlantis.

  1. Of your most recent storyline, pick one character that you struggle to love, but know they have a redeeming quality buried in there somewhere. Tell us who they are and give us an example of why:

Lord Heracles from the YA fantasy The Vital and Master of the Dark. I love all of my characters, but this guy scares me. He lives to manipulate and scheme. He’s so tricky, it feels like he’s pulling my strings when I write about him. Weirdness.

  1. Favorite Ice Cream FlavorJamoca Almond Fudge
  1. If you had the chance to spend the afternoon chatting and/or picking the brain of any one author, who would it be?:

Biographer David McCullough

  1. Share with us a book or two you read this past year that you really enjoyed:

Mary Balogh’s A MATTER OF CLASS, Nathaniel Philbrick’s BUNKER HILL

  1. Give us one of your favorite motivational/inspirational quotes:

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thank you so much for stopping by Indiana Wonderer today, M.L.! Wishing you a successful release of MASTER OF THE DARK.

If you would like to learn more about M.L. Rigdon, you can find her online at her website, at @RigdonML on Twitter, and also over at You can also find Julia Donner at as well.


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