Less than a week until the release of Prelude! Don’t forget that I’m running a giveaway for a $10 Dreamspinner Press gift certificate. Just comment on this post to be entered. I’ll draw a winner after midnight on Sunday, May 5th.
With Prelude so close to release day, I thought I’d give share with you the first stop on the video tour I took with my lovely co-author, Venona Keyes, when I was in Chicago for the Dreamspinner Press Authors’ Workshop. Each stop on the Prelude tour is a place from the novel, which is set primarily in Chicago. What a great city! Of course, Alex and David do end up in Milan and Paris, as well, but since I haven’t been to either of those places since we wrote the book, that particular video tour will have to wait.
For those of you who have read the Prelude blurb or have read the other Blue Notes books, you’ll know that David Somers is music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the greatest orchestras in the world. So it’s only fitting that the first stop on the Prelude walking tour is Orchestra Hall, the beautiful building that houses the Chicago Symphony. Orchestra Hall, in my opinion, is as beautiful inside as it is outside.
It takes a little bit of convincing for David Somers to take the job as the CSO’s music director. In Prelude, you’ll get a glimpse into how that all came about. In Encore, the next book in the Blue Notes Series, you’ll get a front row seat for that particular scene (hint: look for it at the end of Encore). At the point in time when Prelude takes place, however, David has been music director for some time. And it’s on the stage of Orchestra Hall in Chicago that David first meets violinist Alex Bishop.
So without further ado, here’s the video from the next stop of the Prelude walking tour! Just click on the photograph of Orchestra Hall below. The video will load in a new window (sorry, I haven’t quite figured out how to make it play directly on my website!):
Hope you enjoyed it! -Shira
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