In Which Leanna Sings Opera
(Thu, 24 Apr 2014)
While you may or may not know I am a trained performer on stage and screen, some of you also may or may not know that I'm a singer. In between my book releases, I thought I'd do a little sharing
of things I do that aren't related to my books, but still related to storytelling and performance.
Presenting Part 1 of my husband's operetta he composed; WHEN I THINK OF HOME, with text by his mother Carolyn Wille-Rivera. Carolyn wrote this text while living in Puerto Rico dreaming of
her childhood up north. Presented and also performed by the talented Orfeo Duo on violin and piano, presented as a part of Upper Manhattan's "Oh What A Neighborhood" concert series.
I'm the one singing. ;)
Blessings and enjoy!
For more about Marcos & La Guagua, check out his website!
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The Novelists' rebuttal to "The Novelist"... A humorous answer to Elle Magazine.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014)
When Elle Magazine did a spread of a wardrobe feature of a "Novelist" (with a total price-tag of about $7k)... Some of us novelists reacted, (read: laughed), and author Lynne Kelly gathered our responses. Here is our rebuttal. I promise it shall amuse, enlighten, and entertain.
The Author's Wardrobe For Real
You'll note my offering sticks out like a great, black hole. *snicker* I am infamous for my Victorian Gothitude. But even all my corsetry combined would not add up to a $7K outfit (which would
wipe out more than one of my advance checks in one fell swoop). No, the working author is not living Sex and the City style, that's Hollywood. (No way could Sarah Jessica Parker have afforded that
beautiful Manhattan apartment on a columnist's salary alone). We're living, working, struggling artists, and while I'd not trade the author's life for anything in the world, let's be real about
But, writing aside, all this does make me think I need to start my Gothic Style Guide feature I've been meaning to do for quite some time...
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