The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove by Rob Watts (Digital Version)
The digital version of the soundtrack to The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove by Rob Watts is now available on iTunes, Spotify and all other major download and streaming services. The physical version will be available with the novel of the same same on June 30th.
Delicious desserts and death abound in my latest Literary Cooking Adventure. As a tribute to the wonderful Agatha Christie, I wanted to make something sweet and irresistible that wouldn’t have any chocolate. This winter, my chocolate consumption has gotten a little out of hand. Therefore, when I ran across a simple recipe for a triple berry crisp, I knew that would be just the thing to curb my chocolate addiction (I say as I mow down on a piece of chocolate chip banana bread).
Synopsis- In this prequel to Vox and Aequitas, Whitaker Hayward, an out-of-work architect, is contracted by one of Seraphim City’s affluent magnates, Blumstein, to investigate a room in a long forgotten house on the outskirts of the city; a room that has no doors. Doing this means re-visiting a past he’s tried desperately to forget. But this job could be his salvation. It could be his way of leaving it all behind for good. Unless this job isn’t all its cracked up to be…
Review- Cleverly, Memento Mori, book three in The Monstrum Chronicles serves as a prequel to the previous releases, Vox and Aequitas. For those who may be unfamiliar with this dark and dramatic series, Memento Mori makes a good starting point. However, for Silva’s longstanding fan base, they’re sure to find satisfaction in…
I was listening to Fink’s song “Pilgrim” today while working on scenes for my apocalyptic thriller. Really quite the inspirational tune. Thought I’d reblog my Inspiration Through Music blog that I did for Fink a few years ago. Enjoy and stay tuned for new Inspiration Through Music blogs starting next week!
Every time I do one of these Inspiration Through Music blogs, I wonder what it is that my readers get out of reading this. Besides discovering new music, there is an appreciation that I hold for all of these different artists, soundtracks, and styles of music. There is something in them that, no matter what they are, helps me to be able to write, to do what I love to do. In a way, they assist in a kind of weekly writing exercise that is great practice at keeping my mind sharp. Working a busy schedule, I don’t always have a moment to sit down and work on my books. I’ve got groceries, cleaning, cooking, and the obligatory playing with the lemon-eyed demon. It’s nice when I can just sit down, turn on some music, close my eyes, and be able to just “feel” where a song is taking me…
I was hoping to have a new Halloween Cooking Adventure up for you all today. Unfortunately, today happens to be the day that a swift and random migraine has fallen upon me. So here is a Throwback Thursday: a much loved Cooking Adventure for pumpkin croissants. Enjoy!
Pumpkin is probably one of my top ten favorite foods. In my research for this Cooking Adventure, I came across a startling discovery. Pumpkin is actually a fruit. A FRUIT. I knew about avacados and tomatoes, but not this. My mind was officially blown. But, I’ve got to say yum. Yummy num num. These things were delicious. I say ‘were’ because I’ve nearly eaten all of them. But I plan on making more very soon… probably within the next day or so. And once again, I had little to no trouble making these scrumptious treats. They were easy, required very few ingredients and yielded a batch of thirty-two, count ’em, THIRTY-TWO mini croissants. Wait… so when I said “I ate them all,” I may have been exaggerating. I gave some to my parents. I didn’t eat all of them… but I could have…
Greetings! It’s been a while since I came out with another Inspiration Through Music, but this Halloween season I’ve found more than a few incredible pieces of music to share with you. The first and foremost will be the soundtrack from indie horror game “Neverending Nightmares” created by Matt Gilgenbach. I had seen a trailer for this game sometime ago and instantly fell in love with the Edward Gorey-esque artwork, dark plot, and ambient music. For those of you that have been following these music blogs for a while, you’ll know that I have a particular affinity for ambient music and definitely video game soundtracks. Neverending Nightmares never disappoints with its mixture of low melodic tunes, spine-tingling children’s cries, and haunted music box lullabies.
My apologies for not having a Cooking Adventure up sooner. It really is due to my dumb decision last week to make a crostata that involves a fruit that is seen even less than the Abominable Snowman. Pluots? Seriously, what was I thinking. Haven’t been able to find any anywhere. So, I’ve decided to change this week’s recipe up and do a grand Chicken and Spinach Lasagna instead! How do you like them apples pluots? Huh? I’ll try to have this up for you folks tomorrow.
In other news, work on Book 3 is going very well! I threw down another 10 pages as of Thursday and hope to get at least another ten done this weekend. Might be a bit tight in between doing the Cooking Adventure and tomorrow’s Inspiration Through Music but…I put myself in that position. So, I’ve got to do it!
Also coming up this week is my presentation at Oceanside High School! Looking forward to that this Wednesday!
Apologies, guys. While I should have been writing my Inspiration Through Music this week, I ended up writing a ton on Memento Mori: Book 3 of the Monstrum Chronicles, which needed to happen. All kinds of twists and turns ahead for the 5 protagonists in that story and I’m having a fun time making them all connect. Normally, I’d also have a Cooking Adventure up for you this evening as well. However, due to an insufferable migraine, I won’t be keeping that promise. Sorry, folks. I hope to have it up for you tomorrow evening. The Inspiration Through Music won’t be up until Monday as I have a reading/book-signing event on Sunday at the Albert Church Memorial Library in China, ME. I’m looking forward to it very much!