Sunday, December 5, 2010
Let us leave the past to the past, however, and look to the present. I am still here, my friends, and I am immensely enjoying your brave new world. Electronic music. Digital downloads. Social networking. What fun! So much to keep my occupied as I await my rebirth via Mme. Moreno's mystery novel which feature ME as a key character. I cannot wait to wreak even more havoc and mayhem in the world of crime fiction.
Mme. Moreno begs me to be patient while she continues the editing process with her agent. Unfortunately, patience has never been one of my virtues. Oh well, I suppose while I am waiting I can learn how to Tweet.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
MOZART: And what inspired you to set your mystery in a monastery, of all places?
MOZART: Tell me a bit about the two characters you created for A Private Grave - Felicity and Antony. Are they based on real life people or totally fictional?
MOZART: On your Web site I saw the term "ecclesiastical mysteries." Would you be so kind as to provide some background on this?
MOZART: How much time do you spend researching your historical background for your Monastery series?
MOZART: A question for the writers out there: Do you write from an outline?
MOZART: And who are your favorite historical characters? Besides myself, of course.
MOZART: I see you've taken a 10-year hiatus from writing. What brought you back?
Monday, May 31, 2010
Last week I experienced Manhattan's Little Italy with Mme. Moreno, her agent, Christine Witthohn, and two delightful authors, Michelle Maddow and Colby Marshall. Of course no one served me any food because no one knew I was there, but there I was, yes, listening in on the stimulating conversation, mouth watering for a cannoli.
And then on Thursday, I tagged along with Mary to Book Expo America, where I was able to ascertain just how competitive the book business is! Oh, my! When my book gets published I do hope someone will notice me. But then, who could fail to notice an 18th Century composer who meddles in the lives of 21st Century musicians?
Right now, Mme. Moreno and I (along with her husband) are relaxing in the Catskills, as she prepares for her next round of editing our manuscript. And I am contemplating the interview I will be conducting soon with Donna Fletcher Crow, author of the Monastery Murders Series. Stay tuned for more, my friends.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I seldom found this to be true in my own writing. My compositions were, for the most part, perfect the first time I put pen to paper. (Yes, my dears, I wrote with a pen, not with an erasable pencil, and certainly not with a computer!)
But then, not everyone is a genius, and some of you must toil in order to achieve greatness. So toil on, my dear, because I am most anxious to return to earth.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
My Dear Mr. Mozart,
I'll never be able to compete with you in composition arena, but writing music inspires me to be more creative when I write about you. So I pretty much do concentrate on you exclusively - but don't tell my husband! xo, Mary
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
On this day in the year 1756 I, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born into your world, and oh my, what a wonderful life I did pursue! Alas, I was compelled to take my leave long before I would have wished, and I departed with much of my music still unexpressed. Still, the knowledge that the music I did compose over two centuries ago is still listened to and appreciated keeps me alive and vibrant over here on the “other side.”
It has recently come to my attention that a certain New York novelist and composer is attempting to bring me back to life via her writing, and I must say, I applaud her desire to do so. I have made the decision to assist her in any way I can. I am therefore educating myself in the phenomenon of social networking, hence this blog through which I intend to track her efforts to celebrate my life and to hopefully involve me in yours.
So “stay tuned,” as your contemporary pundits might say, and check back frequently to see how my re-entry into your world progresses. And meanwhile, let us all enjoy a glass of punch to celebrate my birthday. I am enormously fond of punch.