Greetings fans and friends! I would like to update as you as to what is happening with the Chanson Book Series and the CD project. Much work is going on behind the scenes, both with the publication and release of the Chanson de l’Ange 3 part series, and the CD featuring original music inspired by the series. I am currently working on the galley proof for book 3, coordinating with my publisher toward the long awaited release date. As you know, she had to delay her work on Chanson for a while due to a family tragedy, but is now actively moving me closer to my target. Although I am confident the release for Chanson is no more than than 3 full months away, I will not be announcing the official date until I can be certain that both my publisher and I can meet that deadline. So here is where we stand with what is left to do:
More work on galley proofs for all 3 books: a grueling process of my edits and changes, then her team revising, then returning to me for further rounds until we get it right.
Once the galley proof phase is accomplished, we finish up the book cover designs.
The final step will for my publisher to submit the books for both Epub and paperback formats-then we announce the release date!
Work on the CD is going extremely well. Nathan Allen Pinard recently completed the orchestral track for the new song we composed entitled: Worlds Apart. It is a duet that will feature the voices of Toni Gibson and the tenor whose name we cannot yet announce. The track also features a driving rock guitar solo by accomplished musician, Romeo Knight. Toni is already working on her vocals for the track, as well as preparing to record the Chanson de l’Ange aria. Meanwhile, Nathan has started work on In The Mirror, the Classical Crossover song I composed that is meant to be sung by the Phantom. (to be recorded by the tenor we are hoping to announce soon.) Following completion of In The Mirror, Nathan will then move on to composing the orchestration for That Summer By The Sea, written by me, and to be recorded by UK artist, Carrie Shaw.
I am hoping Nathan will very soon release at least a small clip of Toni’s gorgeous recording of The Bleeding Rose. We are so anxious to share our work with you!
So please continue to visit my site here for more updates and possible sneak peeks of our progress! Blessings and love to all!