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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; certainly updates on what it is that’s happening in my creative adventures.
And 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.
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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 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. Starring J.D. Souther, Billy Burke, and featuring David Crosby (along with my co-writer, Patricia Royce, and I), it was a small success that had 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. More recently it was honored as an “official screenplay selecton” at the 2018 Beverly Hills International Film Festival.
Somewhere amidst of all the cinematic activity, I got back to music (songwriting, recording, performing, session singing), leading to the fruition of a lifetime goal: cutting my own record, (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 future point, hopefully before the business of music completely eludes me.
My current life includes acting and singing whenever possible (check Latest News for updates and performances); curating and marketing my photography, my personal blog here at Rock+Paper+Music, and regular articles and op-eds for a variety of online sites and businesses (archives can be found at my page at Contently). I have also spent the last few years discovering the pleasure of longform prose:
My debut novel, After The Sucker Punch, and 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 The Alchemy of Noise, which is being prepped for Spring 2019 publication with publisher, She Writes Press. I’ll keep you posted on progress there as events unfold.
That’s the nutshell. Thanks for reading, check back often, 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.