Author Profile – Steve Moretti

Before starting this profile, I want to apologize for not having the color blog ready that I announced last week. I decided to do something different this week and announce an exciting new author. Vicki

About Steve Moretti

I have always been drawn to passion and creativity in all its forms. I am equally fascinated by the mechanics of the universe and the characters of history. I have a special affection for the power of music which I believe is the universal language of human emotion.

My writing journey started in journalism, public relations and advertising then continued into software development (yes that involves writing)! Recently I finished a screenplay and my first novel, and am now embarking on this a full-time career.

I grew up in London, Ontario and also lived in Pompano Beach, Florida as a teenager. I moved to Ottawa and attended Carleton University many years ago and now live just south of the city with my wife, daughter and four dogs with attitude.

I look forward to your feedback. Sign up for my mailing list and I’ll send you a FREE copy of the Prequel to the Song for a Lost Kingdom series.

Song for a Lost Kingdom – Book 1

It would take two women separated by time to complete music with the power to change history. But will it be enough to save the man they care about most?

Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie were born nearly three centuries apart. Yet their music and an ancient cello connect them to each other and to a man doomed by the Battle of Culloden.

In Book I of the Song for A Lost Kingdom series, Adeena receives an untitled musical score from her dying grandmother in Scotland. The music was hidden away for over two hundred and seventy years, as part of a violent family battle between siblings on different sides of the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book IWhen the score is played on the oldest surviving cello ever made in the UK, the music connects Adeena directly to the past as Katharine, struggling to find words to complete her symphonic tour-de-force in the midst of 18th Century political rebellion that is threatening to tear apart Scotland and England.

But Adeena is not a scientist or historian. What she wants more than anything is to compose music and to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Just as she is about to realize her wish, she’s lifted away, out of her control, and immersed in her ancient family history. As she is buffeted back and forth between the worlds, she grows to want more of the past, even though the promise of her most yearned-for musician dreams is coming true.

Not even her passionate boyfriend can keep her rooted in the present, especially when another man from the past falls for her and her music. Although unsure whether her time travel is a hallucination, she’s willing to steal a five million dollar cello to get back to the 1700’s.

With a clear voice that sets us in modern day Ottawa and old world Scotland, Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book I, begins a journey of discovery between two women who share the same musical soul and love for the same doomed man.

WIP

Steve  is currently working on Book 2 of  Song for a Lost Kingdom

Vicki’s Comments:

Song For a Lost Kingdom sounds very intriguing, just the sort of book I like to read. I’ll have to buy a copy. I love the cover design, too.
I think you would also enjoy  Steve’s Blog .

What’s Vicki doing?

I’ve just finished the fairytale novel call Aisling’s Revelation and had it edited by four readers and Word ‘Read Aloud’—a great way of finding typos. The next step is book design (typesetting) of an eBook and a print copy. That should keep me busy for a couple of weeks. I also have to get a cover for it, but it should be on sale by the middle of September.

Description

Fifteen year-old Eisling lives on a small-holding with her grandmother where she helps take care of the poultry and garden. When her Grandmother dies suddenly, she is visited by an elf who says he has come to take her back to her real family, the Elven King and Queen of Lycea in the Realm of Light. But all does not go as planned. Before they reach the Realm of Light, she is kidnapped by the dreaded Korrigen, mortal enemies of the elves.

Aisling-sep
This is the photo I’ve chosen for Aisling

I’m also halfway through another novel called The Light Bringer. This story is set two thousand years in the future when the whole planet is enveloped in clouds and the sun never shines through. A boy is chosen to go on a quest to restore the sun’s light to the world.

 

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