Writing Music Into Fiction

Writing Music Into Fiction

Writing Music Into Fiction  As an amateur pianist with a passion for classical music, who also loves to read great fiction, I have often lamented the dearth of novels in this genre. Several years ago, a story began to form in my mind that centered upon a gifted young...
Mysteries of the Loire: Château Gizeux

Mysteries of the Loire: Château Gizeux

Château Gizeux It’s a little known castle that you would hardly notice if you were driving by. It’s recessed far from the road, not close to any major roads, and requires trekking through country roads some distance. People happen on to it accidentally. Few people go...
And Now, the Journey Begins!

And Now, the Journey Begins!

My Book Journey — The Book Release!  Today is a much anticipated day in our household–the release date of my debut novel, Forever Gentleman. It’s been nine months since I was offered a book contract for my manuscript and today’s date has been circled on...
Destination: Loire, France. Arrived in Paradise!

Destination: Loire, France. Arrived in Paradise!

Traveling to France The summer countdown had finally come to an end—Paris was now in view as our plane descended. For me, the eleven-hour flight had been a breeze (I can sleep anywhere, even on a plane, despite my 6’2” frame). It wasn’t long before we were navigating...
In Search of the Perfect Cover

In Search of the Perfect Cover

I have already written about the travails of finding the “perfect title” for my new book, Forever Gentleman—a process that took several years. Thankfully, obtaining the “perfect cover” for my book didn’t take near as long, but still, the process was far from...
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