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Well, this is certainly a first for me (and my impeccable planning)! This is how it went down… Manny, Francine and Genevieve had quite the argument last week. Not an ugly argument, rather more like a heated debate. When I started planning book 7 many weeks ago, Manny thought it would be cool to tell his story, but Continue reading →
Firstly, a tiny biography: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on 27 January, 1756 – 259 years and one day ago. By the time he was 6 years old, he was playing multiple instruments. (6 years old – mind-blowing!) In his life, Mozart was incredibly prolific, composing hundreds of works.
His symphonies, concertos, sonatas, operas and other works are known for their emotion, sophistication and complexity. He died at the age of Continue reading →
An interesting video on expressions and gestures and how it relates to emotion and deception. It’s about 20 minutes – perfect for a short (and informative) break. Enjoy!
A smart reader asked me on Facebook how I chose the artists that feature in the Genevieve Lenard series. I thought it was a great question. With an extraordinarily boring answer. :-) I truly wish I could rhapsodise about how inspiration comes to me through a dream linking the crimes to some artist. I can’t.
To explain how I find the artists, I need Continue reading →
Yup, I’ve started writing Book 7. I didn’t want to take away from the excitement of The Pucelle Connection, so I quietly did the outline, broader planning, detailed planning and on Monday – the day of The Pucelle Connection’s release – I went to a coffee shop and wrote more than half of the first chapter (and took this photo as proof!). My time was limited, so I didn’t write as much as I wanted, but Book 7 is in the works!!!! Woohoo!!!!!
As you’re reading this, I’m on Continue reading →
After all the countdowns, the waiting and excitement, The Pucelle Connection is here at last!
I had so much fun writing it. The research was fascinating, Genevieve and her team kept me challenged and the coffee was good every time! I truly hope you enjoy reading The Pucelle Connection as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Remember to check out The Pucelle Connection page on my website to see the artworks from the book, listen to the music and read more about the topics covered.
I’m not in the habit of living in the past. I’d rather enjoy the moment that I’m in, the people I’m with, the experience I’m having right now instead of missing all that because I’m reflecting. But… it is 31 December, so why not?
My year had started with the unexpected loss of a friend. It had taught me not to turn away from an emotionally difficult situation, but rather learn Continue reading →