A host of talented bloggers with varied gifts–authors, artists, writers and opera experts–are opening up their blogs as part of a thirteen-stop tour to launch my soon-to-be-released opera novel Don Juan in Hankey, PA.
The tour kicks off on November 22 with Bachtrack founder David Karlin’s blog and continues through January 17, 2012. You can expect to read revealing Q&A’s and get a glimpse of the cinematic world of small-town opera that fill the book’s pages.
The blog tour is also an opportunity to meet some of the characters who bring the pages of Don Juan in Hankey, PA to life: the Argentine baritone Leandro Vasquez singing the title role in Don Giovanni–unleashed, as you’ve never seen him before; Maestro Schantzenbach, aka the Teeny Tyrant, the resident conductor of the Hankey Opera Company; and Deanna Lundquist, guild chair–shrewd, Machiavellian–determined to see the Hankey Opera Company succeed.
Stop by one or two of these blogs over the next several weeks or take in every worthy whistlestop!
All the tour dates are also online here with thumbnails of each blog.
Nov. 22 – Scintillating Q&A with Bachtrack founder David Karlin at his blog.
Nov. 23 – Some author to author dishing with Margo Candela at her website.
Nov. 29 – Guest post at author Amye Archer’s blog— where we get up-close-and-personal with fictional barihunk Leandro Vasquez.
Nov. 30 – Poet Kim Loomis Bennett crashes Operatoonity.com right here.
Dec. 2 – Probing Q&A with UK author Gordon Darroch at “Unreal Domain.”
Dec. 4 – Guest post at UK children’s author Martin King’s blog to discuss writing creatively.
Dec. 7 – Interview with Diana Di Mauro, doyenne of the online magazine Art Life and Stilettos.
Dec. 9 – Book review and giveaway at Kathy Sprinkle’s amazing, energizing blog, “Bliss Habits”.
Dec. 12 – Guest post at author and educator Ami Hendrikson’s blog “MuseInks.”
Dec. 13 – Guest post at The Wagnerian where we will meet Maestro Jan Schantzenbach, resident conductor of the Hankey Opera Company.
Dec.15 – Q&A with writer Kirsty Stanley at “KIRSTYES” who will also talk with Deanna Lundquist, the main character in Don Juan in Hankey, PA.
Jan 15 – Book review and mini Q&A with sparkling opera aficionado Lucy at “Opera Obsession”.
Jan 17 – Guest post at Maine native Sharon C. William’s blog, “The Musings of a New Englander”.