Sheltered young violinist Julia is traumatized when she witnesses the assassination of her mentor, a famous conductor, on the podium of the Metropolitan Opera. But it is when her best friend Sidney is indicted for the murder that Julia is forced out of her protective shell and into the dark corners and hidden hallways of the Met to find the real killer. Then, she not only discovers an opera house full of secrets, intrigue and danger but comes face to face with her own inner power.
About the Author
Violinist turned author Erica Miner has had a multi-faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author, lecturer and poet. A native of Detroit, she studied music at Boston University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Tanglewood Music Center and ultimately won the coveted position of violinist with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City. When injuries from a car accident spelled the end of her musical career, she drew upon her lifelong love of writing for inspiration and won a number of awards for her screenplays, including the Writers Digest, and the Direct from the Author Book Awards Fiction Prize for her debut novel, Travels With My Lovers. Her essays and articles have appeared in Vision Magazine, WORD San Diego and numerous newsletters and E-zines.
In addition Erica has developed a number of writing lectures and seminars, which she has presented at various venues across the West Coast and for major cruise lines. Topics range from "The Art of Self Re-Invention" to "Opera Meets Hollywood" and "Journaling for Writers: Mining the Gold of Your Own Experiences."