"A girl was never ruined by books," my mother used to say. I've spent most of my life trying to prove that wrong.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Morning after....

Great launch at Librairie Drawn and Quaterly last night.  Now to get back to reading and writing normally.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Debussy, Bach and Vivier: Music in Gloria Murray's Life

Pianist Gloria Murray, the heroine of my novel River Music, specializes at the beginning of her career in Debussy with a bit of Bach thrown in.   But as she develops musically, she branches out until in her late 50s she encounters the music of Quebec composer Claude Vivier.

By chance she hears his  Lonely Child, a work for voices and orchestra, in a broadcast of  its first performance in Vancouver.  The work speaks to her because she, too, was a lonely child.  Then the story of this tortured man becomes tangled with her own....

To find out more, all are invited to the launch party from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday May 27 at the Librairie Drawn and Quarterly, 211 Bernard West, Montreal.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Okay, River Music Has Arrived

This photo's pretty poor, but I had to post it because it gives some idea of the lovely time I had on Thursday, May 14, presenting River Music to about 60 people in the Atwater Library.

The books arrived the day before, and I only saw a copy a bit before I began to talk about the book to the bibliophiles present.  (Jana Stuart, by the way, beautifully played Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, a piece important to the story, as part of the presentation.) 

There will be more copies in stores soon, May 27 we'll celebrate with a launch party at Librairie Drawn and Quaterly.