Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Banjo under contract

Banjo, the sequel to Harmonica Joe's Reluctant Bride is under contract with Western Trail Blazers.  Banjo was the 16 year old kid who saved Lola's life and almost died.  He invents all kinds of little contraptions.  Banjo's story takes place during WWI known as The Great War in 1917.
I used Urs Beuler, the Swiss tenor from IL Divo as my inspiration for Banjo's character.  Here's a picture of Urs.  Try not to drool.

For those of you who have never heard IL Divo, you should check them out.  They sing classic and opera.  Here is a picture from one of their albums.

You can watch them on YouTube, too.
Here is the tagline from Banjo:
Deceit stands between a man’s love and his destiny.

Banjo Wilding wears a borrowed name and bears the scars and reputation of a lurid past. To earn the right to ask for Margaret O’Leary’s hand, he must find his father and make something of himself.

Margaret O’Leary has loved Banjo since she was ten years old but standing between her and Banjo is pride, Banjo’s mysterious father and the Great War.

Will either of them get what they want?

I'll let you know when Banjo becomes available.  It hasn't gone into edits yet.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory of 9/11

I remember America before 9/11.  Incredible to think of the innocence and freedom of those days compared to the way it all changed in only 24 hours. 
Even though the brutal hatred of those who brought about the death and destruction to the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93, there was also an expression of the bravery and the stalwart spirit of our American family on that day.

When the members of congress stood on the capital steps and sang America The Beautiful, I wept with sorrow and with pride.
So many things have changed since then.  We, as Americans, are forever changed.  For those who lost someone they loved that day, may the spirit of the universe bless and keep you.  For those who saved lives and gave up their own, thank you and bless you.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

A Tribute for a Soldier

I hope you will read the tribute to a soldier by Cheryl Pierson.  It really touched my heart to read it.  Here is the tag to get there: