A Little News First!
The Midwest Book Review’s review of my novel A Monk’s Way:
“Impressively well written and consistently compelling from beginning to end, “A Monk’s Way” is as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is unfailingly entertaining.”
Now, A Little About Me…
I am a retired entrepreneur and professional singer, now an author and traveler (and still singing!) sharing time in France, the United States and Uruguay. I am fascinated by the things we cannot see – those other dimensions all around us waiting to be discovered. I have always been attracted to the possibilities of the spiritual in those worlds and my quest to know more has taken me all around the world – from around America to London, France and Australia, from Ireland to India, Hong Kong to Uruguay. I have had many wonderful experiences in these sometimes faraway places, and much of what I have learned I have been incorporating – in an entertaining way, I hope! – in my writings.
Jean Moreau is the hero in my series set in the fictional Abbey of Kervennec in Brittany, France. It is he who as my alter ego relates the often fascinating aspects of these other worlds as they affect him day to day. He struggles as we all do from time to time but through occasional heartache and emotional chaos, (and with some fun and surprises along the way,) Jean stays open and on course, often in spite of his traditional religion. He is a seeker and not so much a follower – a role we all might consider.
Singing has been an important part of my life, so as Sergeant Pepper once said, “Let me introduce to you…” two a cappella groups with which I have been a member. The Fabulous Fourmeldyhides was the first which I founded and performed with for five wonderful years. We were fortunate enough to do hundreds of shows including a national TV gigs in the USA and UK with the QVC Shopping Channel, a fifteen day theatre appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where we were “Pick of the Day”. We also sang on the same bill with the likes of Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Turtles, Lou Christie, the Little River Band, and The Grass Roots, among others. Now, so happy to be associated with a new group, www.thechromatics.fr. We’re off to a great start!