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.

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Welcome to my bedroom closet.

One hundred thirty-seven years ago, my Mexican great-grandfather, Emigdio Medina, composed a schottische, entitled El Tecolote.  The Owl.  I discovered the sheet music in an online library listing in 2010.  A long-forgotten song?  Might no one have heard the piece for over 100 years?

I asked my dear sister-in-law, Martha, to play El Tecolote on her piano for me to record.  She suffers from Alzheimer's, but has not forgotten her music.

Lost music.  Lost memory.  Together both were found, at least for a while.  Ah, the magic and harmony of two musician's talents, even if one has left this world and the other slowly slips away.

For those who may be interested, the WorldCat listing for the sheet music is as follows: http://www.worldcat.org/title/tecolote-the-owl-schottische/oclc/146589970&referer=brief_results

"The Overland Monthly," Vol. 15, August, 1875, No. 2, page 208, listed "El Tecolote" as new music received.

Please enjoy this bit of Mexican culture from yesteryear's San Francisco.  The song was played and recorded totally impromptu.  Please forgive the occasional faltering and errors.


Warm Wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: El_Tecolote___Lost_Music___Lost_Memory.mp3
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Welcome to my bedroom closet.

Ever ponder whether your novel, short story or nonfiction piece would be accepted for publication?  Or if your next project at work would shine or flop?  Well, enlightenment is available.  All you have to do is ask "Doctor Fortune."

Listen to my ten-minute podcast to learn the details.

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill  (Author of "Heroes Arise")

Direct download: Ask_Doctor_Fortune.mp3
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Welcome to my bedroom closet.

Here's Chapter 20 of HEROES ARISE:  Where is Honor?  Gundack finds a surprise in the entry chamber to the Cave of Spirit Echoes.

HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I've set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is an adventure and love story, suitable for ages 9 - 90, and also is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hard cover, trade paper and as an ebook. 

Jean M. Auel was kind enough to provide the following endorsement for HEROES ARISE.

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill is a surprisingly exciting and moving story that gripped my attention from the first word and wouldn't let me put it down. This author's first work shows a strong talent and a remarkable future. — Jean M. Auel, author of The Clan of the Cave Bear

I hope you enjoy my story,

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill  (http://www.laurelannehill.com)

Direct download: Heroes_Arise_Chapter_20.mp3
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