Humanity has come a long way from reed whistles and simple drums. We have explored all things capable of creating a pleasing melody or rhythm, including our own voices. I don’t consider myself any kind of expert on music. I could tell you the difference between an organ and a guitar, and possibly the difference between monophonic and polyphonic chants, but don’t ask me to differentiate between hard rock and heavy metal. And what exactly is ska? Music is the universal language of the soul. You know why? Because it’s like math, but easier on the brain. It translates math into something that you don’t have to think about. It moves through you and delivers its message loud and clear.… Read More »Let’s Talk Music
Didn’t get to do all I was hoping to do this weekend, but I did enough that I don’t feel too bad about it. And then I remembered that I promised you guys an excerpt! So since it’s Monday, I’ll keep this short and sweet and without further ado, here is the unedited prologue of The Royal Wizard. Enjoy! =D
New Orleans during Halloween time is nothing short of amazing. One of the best vacations I have ever taken and a lot of what made it great is my friends. See this picture? It is my new author picture. It was taken by my friend Mia, who is as great a photographer as she is director. She didn’t hesitate to growl at me when I moved, or insisted on keeping my glasses on my face. This is probably one of the times I was laughing at the funny noises she made whenever I twitched just as the camera clicked. I also have huge thanks to give to my friend Dacia, a master designer and make up artist for making me… Read More »Now Show Me Your Angry Face!
When I was about seven or eight years old, I had a dream so vivid it felt like I was really there. I was in a stone chamber with archways and columns separating it into halves. It was empty except for this huge wooden table and torches for light. I paced beneath one archway, back and forth between one side and the other and while I did this, I chanted something to myself (this is how I learn and memorize things in real life, too). On the next pass, though, I closed my eyes and as I was turning around, I opened them just a little to see where I was going. Good thing, too, because the open archway I… Read More »Coming Soon – The Royal Wizard
Ahhh, sun, mountains, sheep… nothing better to unwind from a hectic life and relax for a while. I’ve been somewhat MIA lately, because I was on vacation with limited internet access. A double-edged sword, that, LOL On the one hand, it’s great because I didn’t have to spend every moment of every day checking email, aggravating my wrist and straining my eyes, but on the other hand I’ve become so attached to this particular piece of electronic equipment that it makes me nervous when I don’t have it nearby. And as someone who’s had a computer crash a few times in the past, losing a huge chunk of material in the process, this is not an idle worry. But since… Read More »The Vacation Gallery
In exactly one month there will be one more Alianne Donnelly original out there for the world to see and I could not be more excited! This is the story of the woman who technically started it all and let me tell ya, she’ll never know what hit her. I can’t wait for you guys to meet her man. He’s so very… yummy. But in the mean time, I have some fun things planned for everyone. For the curious types, I will be posting the first three chapters of Blood Debts in the weeks to come. I don’t know about you, but I can never resist excerpts, even when I know I won’t get to read the rest of a… Read More »Find The Kitty!
The Morrigan I’ve looked at several sites for information on the tri-goddess and while reading this one I had a really good idea for a story I am working on. A bright, shining flash of inspiration and I have a big grin on my face and can’t wait to get a minute to myself so I can write it all down. It’s somewhat ridiculous that it hasn’t occurred to me before. I had the perfect set-up from the get go, it just took me this long to see it. The reason for everything. Of all the great twists and unexpected jewels that can happen in a story, the best ones sometimes occur before the story is even written. Days… Read More »A bit o’research