Prudy's novel, Murder a la Carte, the first in the Recipes for Murder series, came out in hardback from Archebooks and was released in paperback by Worldwide/Gold Eagle Mysteries. Her next, a stand-alone paranormal mystery titled A Grave Injustice, was released in hardback by Archebooks. Her most recent horror novel, Devil Eyes, was published by Wings ePress in paperback and ebook format. This book takes place on an island off the west coast of Florida where an Albino Seminole Indian befriends the manager of a luxury resort and saves the manager and his daughter from an angry revenant.
She is currently working on The Deadly Cleaver, the second in the Recipes for Murder mystery series which takes place in Nassau and Damballah's Disciple, which takes place in New Orleans and Haiti. Her previous novels, The Vow and Blood Legacy, came out in paperback and were published by Leisure Books and PocketBooks respectively. Prudy is also the author of 101 Tips on Writing and Selling your First Novel. In addition, she has taught creative writing for 20+ as well as lectured, appeared on panels and conducted writers' workshops throughout the United States and in Canada.
Prudy writes about what she knows. For her horror novels, written as Prudence Foster, she has studied the occult for years, traveled to Haiti where she attended a voodoo ceremony in the woods outside Cape Haitien, attended a séance at a cenote where virgins were sacrificed years ago outside Chichen Itzain Mexico, and in Cartagena, Colombia, she had a Tarot card reading where she befriended a 90-year old medium. Her mysteries, in particular the Recipes for Murder series, are based on her experiences as a television assignment editor/reporter and daily newspaper reporter covering the courts and police beats.
As a freelance journalist, she has had more than a thousand articles published in regional and national magazines. She was a staff writer for the Fort Myers News Press, assignment editor and reporter for CBS and NBC TV affiliates in Lee County, FL, Public Information Officer for the Lee County Sheriff's Department, and managing editor of two regional magazines ' Lee Living and Home & Condo. She also edited The Fiction Writer, a magazine for writers distributed nationally. In Palm Beach County, she was managing editor of Dartnell Corporation's sales publications and personally edited Sell!ng' and Sales & Marketing Executive Report. She is currently a project editor with Taylor and Francis Publishing Group based in Boca Raton, Florida.
In 2006 the History of Press in Charleston, SC has published Prudy's Remembering Fort Myers: The City of Palms in May and published Remembering Lee County: Where Summer Spends the Winter in December. She has signed a contract with Donning Publishing Co. to write the history of the Oceanside Golf and Country Club at Ormond Beach, Florida. The History of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., published in 2005 represents Prudy Taylor Board's eleventh history written for Donning Publishing Co. Her first book, Lee County: A Pictorial History, was published by the Donning Company/Publishers in 1985. Her most recent books for Donning include The History of Dania Beach, Fl: 100 Years of Pioneer Spirit The History of Barry University, Miami, Fl; One Man's Vision: The History of the Port Royal Club in Naples, FL., Pages From The Past; Historic Fort Myers, FL; Venice, FL Through the Years; The Belleview Biltmore Hotel: A Century of Hospitality; and Mending Minds, Healing Hearts: The History of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.
Prudy Taylor Board is a native of Florida and a graduate of the University of Florida. During the day she is a project editor with Taylor and Francis Publishing, a leading publisher of nonfiction. She is now pleased to be a resident of Palm Beach County, FL.