Issue # 2
November 23rd 2021


November news



Dear Readers and Listeners!
Another month, another newsletter. It is a time of year that is often full with upcoming holiday plans. Well, in my case, it is juggling family plans, fusing together my husband's American traditions with my French ones. And also working on creative projects! It has been a busy time; fine tuning manuscripts, practicing piano, watching ways to improve VST instruments, composing more music, and reading a lot.



Ongoing Projects

- I am editing my YA dystopian science fiction novel Thou Shalt Not Dream. The animated cover to the book is here: Animated cover

-My illustrator is working on my children's book "I Really Really Don't Want Braces." We are about halfway done!

- My published novel The Four Suitors is currently in a fantasy book giveaway. A lot of other authors are participating too. If you are interested in downloading my book, or any of the other authors', please click on the link to check out our books. It expires November 24th! Download book

- The Spofest Writing Prompt and Rough Draft event was a success. Met interesting colleagues, with intense, evocative poetry or prose. To view the event, including the reading of my alternate horror ending to Sleeping Beauty, or my original works, it is here: Spofest

- I am working on a jazz song, called "You Never Let Me Shine." Here is a sneak peek at the song! I am coordinating with my videographer Shaku Singh, to create a music video. You Never Let Me Shine. To get an idea of the work she has done before, check out this music video of Best Time of my Life, which she directed and produced. 



I have been reading the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown lately. I am enjoying the plot, the characters and the scope of his universe. However, I can sort of see why some people think Darrow is a Gary Stu. What do you think? What books are you reading that you are enjoying, but may have quibbles with?

As for music, I am constantly improving my mixes and trying to enhance the sounds of my Logic Pro VST instruments. I find brass and percussion particularly hard to make them sound natural. If you use Logic, how did you compensate for the software?

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Take care all!

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison


Dear Readers and Listeners!
Never dreamed there’d come a day when I’d start a newsletter, but here I am.

I’m Sophie, a more often than not frazzled French teacher, an author and a composer. I have reached the point in my career where I have published my first novel and my first few albums.
So exciting! 

I’ve come a long way from sharing poetry, little stories and piano compositions with families and friends… 

In college I started publishing stories and music in online lit magazines, and now, the plunge: self-publishing my novels and albums.

I’d like to use this newsletter to make connections and share my experiences. 

I’ll do my best to write every month about my journey and the writing/music process and trends in those communities. I’ll be sharing pictures and videos of readings of my works and discussions about a particular writing/music topic. 


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