Posted by Caren Crane Apr 16 2014, 11:24 pm in Caren Crane, Cross Springs In Bloom, Cross Springs novella, Novella, prize winner
Thanks to everyone for coming by to check out my launch party for my novella CROSS SPRINGS IN BLOOM. Don’t forget to go to Red Door Reads and enter the Who’s Ben Skrewd? contest. Such fun! The winner of an ebook copy of CROSS SPRINGS IN BLOOM is… MARCY SHULER!!! Marcy, contact me at carencrane AT gmail DOT com and let me know what ebook format you prefer. Thanks for playing, everyone!
Posted by Caren Crane Apr 16 2014, 12:51 am in Ben Skrewd, Blake Brothers trilogy, Caren Crane, Cross Springs In Bloom, Cross Springs novella, Deb Marlowe, Half Moon House series, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, Red Door Reads, Susan Sey, Touch of Trouble, Who's Ben Skrewd
A provocative question, wouldn’t you agree? Well, last summer a number of us Red Door Reads authors decided that we all knew “who’s Ben Skrewd,” though the encounter is different for each person. Which gave us the idea of creating a character named Ben Skrewd who could appear in a group of novellas linked by Ben and our iconic Red Door. Launching the novellas on Tax Day (April 15th in the U.S.) was an irony we couldn’t resist! Most of us were able to squeeze Ben into a novella in an ongoing series. My novella, Cross Springs In Bloom, takes
Posted by Caren Crane Apr 6 2014, 12:19 am in 1830s Paris, Bugs Bunny, Caren Crane, Elmer Fudd, La Boheme, opera, opera buffa, opera seria, Puccini, starving artists, tragedies, Wagner
Those who visit with us often have heard me wax rhapsodic about melancholia. No matter the medium, I love a story with a bittersweet ending. Tragedies have been breaking our hearts since those ancient Greeks playwrights Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus first trotted actors out on stage. As a teenager, I adored Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies, but his tragedies appealed to my melancholic young heart. As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate a new form of heartbreak: opera. I grew up watching Bugs Bunny cartoons that featured Bugs and Elmer Fudd singing arias from famous operas. I thought opera must be