The Music of “The Bird that Sang in Color”

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The theme of music pervades The Bird that Sang in Color.  The story begins and ends in music and music is played throughout with various instruments and albums. But there isn’t only music in a literal sense. There is also the music of

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The Bird that Sang in Color

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The Bird that Sang in Color will be released on January 17th and will be available through Amazon and all major online book sellers. This is the story of a woman who creates the life she always wanted, and then, leaves it behind when she

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The Beauty of Leafless Trees

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In the beginning of Discovery of an Eagle, Cosmo sees the beauty of the autumn leaves: “And even though he knew that the leaves changing colors meant that they were dying, he never felt death in the air. He felt life, renewal, and

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Where Eagles Glide

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In the chapter entitled, “Remember the Bonsai” of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia talks to Vince about his hostile feelings towards their brother-in-law, Doug. Vince is in the former Occupy movement and Doug is a

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Keeping the Good

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This is the title of the last chapter of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees. In it, Silvia is so overjoyed by her family gathering that she feels covetous of the time and knows that, like all really good times, it will come to an end too

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The Gift of Each Day

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In Discovery of an Eagle, a near fatal accident wakes Cosmo up to the fragility of life. He realizes that each day is a gift, not a guarantee,  and this realization is the impetus for his awakening. He decides to stop sleepwalking through his

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The Sane Ones

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In finding true happiness, it’s essential to know where not to look or how not to be happy. I was inspired to write the following short story after observing a group of people, on two separate occasions, videotaping a tragic event for

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Give Peace a Chance

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I wrote Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees after a failed attempt at making peace in my own family.  Writing this book wasn’t only cathartic and therapeutic, but it gave me an opportunity to vicariously experience Silvia’s

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In This World of Sameness

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This is a line from my forthcoming novel and the third novel featuring the Greco family–“The Bird that Sang in Color.” It’s told from the point of view of the family matriarch, Donna and is the story of her transformation

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So She Could See the Color Plue

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following story fits in perfectly with my current series on happiness as it’s about the power of being able to see the beauty that’s all around us. Being able to really notice, see and feel beauty is a vital part of our well-being

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