Welcome to my Bedroom Closet (Laurel Anne Hill)

The official readings and musings of Laurel Anne Hill (author and former underground storage tank operator), as recorded in her wonderfully-cluttered bedroom closet. Visit her website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.

The Podcasts

How to write a holiday letter that people will love to read (Part 3 of 3)

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  Here's the concluding part of my three-part series:  How to write a holiday letter that people will love to read.

Today's podcast addresses the issue of writing holiday letters during difficult times.  I hope you find the presentation both entertaining and useful.

My next podcast will be posted during the first week of 2010.  Until then, happy holidays and please tell others about my bedroom closet.  And don't forget to visit my newly-designed website at http://www.laurelannehill.com

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill (Author of "Heroes Arise)

 

Direct download: HolidayLetterThreeFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am EST

How to write a holiday letter that people will love to read (Part 2 of 3) Welcome to my bedroom closet!  Today, I'm posting Part Two of my latest presentation: Writing a Holiday Letter.

I've been writing creative Christmas letters for at least 30 years.  Here's my advice on how to write a holiday letter that your friends and family will love to read.

And if you're looking for ideas for Christmas gifts, please consider my novel, "Heroes Arise," a book suitable for readers from age 9 to 90.  "Heroes Arise" is available in hard cover, trade paperback and as an e-book for Kindle.  For more information about "Heroes Arise," visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.

Direct download: HolidayLetterTwoFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

How to write a holiday letter that people will love to read (Part 1 of 3)

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  Today, I'm posting Part One of my latest presentation: Writing a Holiday Letter.

I've been writing creative Christmas letters for at least 30 years.  Here's my advice on how to write a holiday letter that your friends and family will love to read.

And if you're looking for ideas for Christmas gifts, please consider my novel, "Heroes Arise," a book suitable for readers from age 9 to 90.  For more information about "Heroes Arise," visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.

 

 

Direct download: HolidayLetterOneFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

An Incomprehensible Force (Part 3 of 3) by Laurel Anne Hill

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  Today, I'm reading the 21-minute conclusion to my short story and fantasy, "An Incomprehensible Force."

Sorcery toments Olga and has murdered her husband.  To survive black magic, she must return an enchanted, stolen brooch to its rightful owner, somewhere in France.  But who is the rightful owner?

Now an unknown man follows Olga through the streets of Paris at night.  Does he want the magic brooch?  What might he do to obtain it?  She fears for her life and enters the Paris sewer system to hide.

I hope you enjoy my story.  For more about my writing, including my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.

 

Direct download: AnIncomprehensibleForcePartThreeFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

An Incomprehensible Force (Part 2 of 3) by Laurel Anne Hill

Welcome to my bedroom closet.  Today, I'm reading part two of my short story, "An Incomprehensible Force."

Sorcery toments Olga and has murdered her husband.  To survive black magic, Olga must return a stolen brooch to its rightful owner, somewhere in France.  But who owns the brooch?  Sorting out clues from her past, Olga arrives in Paris, only to encounter a terror she had never anticipated.

I'm posting Part 2 of "An Incomprehensible Force" (approximately 23-1/2 minutes long) to iTunes.  For more about my other writing, including my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," please visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com

Direct download: AnIncomprehensibleForcePartTwoFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

An Incomprehensible Force (Part 1 of 3) by Laurel Anne Hill

Welcome to my bedroom closet.  Today, I'm starting a new tale.

Mysterious deaths.  A stolen brooch.  A woman tormented by sorcery.  A seemingly harmless Russian fairy tale.  Add them together, sprinkle in a bit of Paris and the result becomes "An Incomprehensible Force," a short story and fantasy.

Part one of "An Incomprehensible Force" (approximately 23 minutes long) is now available for free on iTunes.  For more information about me or my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," please visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com

Direct download: AnIncomprehensibleForceFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Halloween Web-Threaders (by Laurel Anne Hill)

Happy Halloween and welcome to my bedroom closet!  My guest of honor this week is the fat black spider on my ceiling.  Please listen to this podcast, a reading adapted from Chapter 16 of my novel, "Heroes Arise."  Let's hear three cheers for web-threaders:  12-legged, elongated spiders with an IQ and an attitude.

Have a safe Halloween.  To learn more about "Heroes Arise" or to leave a comment, visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.

 

Direct download: HalloweenWebThreadersFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Ghost of a Mushroom (a true story by Laurel Anne Hill)

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  A year ago, I had a Halloween experience in the middle of October.  Did I see my mom's ghost or were store-bought mushrooms to blame?  Listen to my podcast, then you be the judge.  Email your comments to laurelannehill@gmail.com, or leave a message on my website: http://www.laurelannehill.com.

Happy Halloween,

Laurel Anne Hill (author of "Heroes Arise")

Direct download: ghost_of_a_mushroom_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

Reaching for Rainbows, Part 3 of 3 (by Laurel Anne Hill)

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  All three episodes of my award-winning short story, "Reaching for Rainbows," now may be found on my podcast site (http://www.laurelannehill.libsyn.com).  Each episode is approximately 9 - 10 minutes long.  "Reaching for Rainbows" is the story of a ten-year-old girl coping with homelessness, a school assignment about Martin Luther King and the narrow line between reality and imagination.  No need to wait for Martin Luther King Day to listen to "Reaching for Rainbows."

For more information about my compelling fiction and nonfiction, including my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," please visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill

Direct download: ReachingforRainbowsPartThreeFinalOne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Reaching for Rainbows, Part 2 of 3 (by Laurel Anne Hill)

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  All three episodes of my award-winning short story, "Reaching for Rainbows" now are posted on my podcast site (http://www.laurelannehill.libsyn.com).  Each episode is approximately 9-10 minutes long.  "Reaching for Rainbows" is the story of a ten-year-old girl coping with homelessness, a school assignment about Martin Luther King and the narrow line between reality and imagination.  No need to wait for Martin Luther King Day to listen to "Reaching for Rainbows."

For more information about my compelling fiction and nonfiction, including my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," please visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill

Direct download: ReachingforRainbowsPartTwoFinal2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Reaching for Rainbows, Part 1 of  3 (by Laurel Anne Hill)

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  All three episodes of my award-winning short story,"Reaching for Rainbows," now are posted on my podcast site (http://www.laurelannehill.libsyn.com).  Each episode is approximately 9-10 minutes long.  "Reaching for Rainbows" is the story of a ten-year-old girl coping with homelessness, a school assignment about Martin Luther King, and the narrow line between reality and imagination.  No need to wait for Martin Luther King Day to listen to "Reaching for Rainbows."

For more information about my compelling fiction and creative nonfiction, including my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," please visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill

Direct download: ReachingForRainbowsPartOne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

The Writing of Two Vampire Stories Compared (by Laurel Anne Hill)

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  This podcast compares the writing in two of my short stories, "Eternal Poetry" (Nth Zine, 2005) and "Real Vampires Don't Snore." (Calliope, 1997 & 2008).  Listen to this short podcast to find out some of the ways I've learned to improve my fiction and narrative nonfiction.

For more about my writing, including my award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," visit my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com.  "Heroes Arise" now is available for Kindle.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: StoryComparisonVampiresFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Real Vampires Don't Snore (A short story by Laurel Anne Hill)

Hello and welcome to my bedroom closet.  Get ready for "Real Vampires Don't Snore," my award-winning short story first published in 1997 by Calliope Magazine and recently re-released by Calliope due to popular demand.  My sense of humor itched when I wrote "Real Vampires Don't Snore."  Being a mother of a teen, I had to scratch that itch and laugh.

Please note that my next podcast will involve my comparison of "Real Vampires Don't Snore" with my other vampire coming of age story, "Eternal Poetry."  My writing changed between 1997 and 2005.  I'd like to tell you how and why.

If you enjoy this story, please subscribe to all my podcasts via iTunes.  And visit my website http://www.laurelannehill.com to learn about my other works, including my award-winning novel, Heroes Arise (KOMENAR Publishing, 2007).

Thank you!

 

Direct download: RealVampiresDontSnoreFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

Eternal Poetry (Part Two of Two) by Laurel Anne Hill

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  Today, I'm reading the conclusion of my short story, "Eternal Poetry," a vampire romance and coming of age tale published by Nth Zine (Online Exclusives) in 2005. 

If you enjoy my podcast, please go to iTunes and subscribe for free.  Search on "Laurel Anne Hill" to find my iTunes page.  And check out my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com to learn more about my other stories, including my award-winning book, "Heroes Arise."

Direct download: EternalPoetryPartTwoFinal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Welcome to my bedroom closet!  Today, I'm reading Part One of my short story, "Eternal Poetry," a vampire romance and coming of age tale published by Nth Zine (Online Exclusives) in 2005.

If you enjoy my podcast, please go to iTunes and subscribe for free.  (Search on "Laurel Anne Hill" to find my iTunes page.)  And check out my website at http://www.laurelannehill.com, to learn more about my other stories, including my award-winning book, "Heroes Arise."

Direct download: EternalPoetryPartOneFinalVersion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EST