* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Rock+Paper+Music is akin to a newspaper column, one that covers a wide spectrum of topics with its one common thread being the voice of the columnist. That’d be me.
And much like the rules of the game from which I borrowed the title, the focus of Rock+Paper+Music changes depending on which subject wins the throw-down on a given day. Music, publishing, culture, art, human interest, politics, bad TV… life. But always sass and sensibility in equal doses.
Thoughtful comments are welcomed, here or at the accompanying Facebook and Twitter posts. Clicking the “Like” button or Tweeting is always appreciated, particularly in today’s social media world. But mostly, it’s about the reading. And thinking. So I thank you for reading and thinking… and, hopefully, enjoying. That is, after all, the whole point.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I write articles, I take pictures, I sing and write songs; I occasionally act, and I’ve published two novels, with a third on the way. I have followed these various Muses my entire life and am constantly reminded of what a demanding (but joyful) bunch they are! In terms of verifiable accomplishments, my website (www.lorrainedevonwilke.com) offers a trove of probably more than you’d ever want to know about me, with the bonus of links and lots of fun photos.
The life-story nutshell: after years of rock & roll (’80s, big hair, great bands, incredible music; best time EVER!), a film feature I co-wrote (To Cross the Rubicon) was produced by an indie company in Seattle. It was a small but significant success (starred J.D. Souther, Billy Burke and featured David Crosby) and had some solid impact on my career’s forward motion. Shortly after, two other screenplays were awarded by the Hollywood Gateway Screenwriting Competition, another, The Theory of Almost Everything, was a Top Finalist in the 2012 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting contest, with A Minor Rebellion awarded as a Top-35 finalist by Final Draft in 2014.
Somewhere in the midst of all that cinematic activity, I got back to music (songwriting, recording, performing, session singing), leading to the fruition of one of my lifetime goals: recording my own album (Somewhere On the Way). It was a true labor-of love of which I remain ever-so-proud and still listen to today (longer road trips make for great sing-alongs)! You can find it at CDBaby.com and iTunes and I hope you will. While I continue working with indie songwriters on various projects (SoundCloud has the latest), I look forward to repeating the album exercise at some point, hopefully before the business of music completely eludes me.
My current life includes curating and marketing my photography website and my personal blog here (Rock+Paper+Music), as well as maintaining a very feisty regular column at The Huffington Post. I write and edit for a variety of other online sites and businesses (decent archives can be found at my page at Contently.com), and have spent the last few years discovering the pleasure of long form prose.
My debut novel, After The Sucker Punch, and my short story, “She Tumbled Down,” were 2014 publishing successes, with 2015 seeing the launch of my second novel, Hysterical Love. I’ve just completed my third, a “sociopolitical love story” titled, A Nice White Girl, the launch of which I’m pursuing in the traditional publishing market. I’ll keep you posted on that!
I’ve also recently dusted off my theatrical chops, joining the cast of a brilliant and brand new musical, The Geeze & Me, set for its world premiere in March 2017 in San Diego, CA. There’ll be lots more on that too!
That’s the nutshell. Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.lorrainedevonwilke.com for details and links to LDW’s books, music, photography, and articles.