Thank you for visiting. Since trying to be the mysterious, anonymous author is boring, it's time to step out into the Cyber World and say "Hello".
I guess I should introduce myself as that is what you expect in this segment.
My name is Elizabeth Ann Bucchianeri, I was born in Carson City, Nevada (USA) and grew up in a historic town, Virginia City, made famous by it's gold and silver mines that built San Francisco, and was immortalized by Mark Twain in his book "Roughing It", and by the "Bonanza" TV series for those of you who remember that long-running Western.
To say growing up in Virginia City was interesting is probably the understatement of the decade, but that's a story for another time.
I later moved to Ireland, finished High School there at Loreto Academy, Clonmel Co. Tipperary, and graduated from University College Cork, Ireland. While music was my major, I love to write, and so writing has taken over. I travel incessantly to research my work first-hand whenever possible.
I enjoy sheltering away in my study, curled up in an armchair thinking up new projects to write about, or hunting for interesting books to study. I enjoy the academic and artistic side of life: ancient texts and the Great Books, theology, philosophy, mysticism, plus classical music and musical theatre. I'm half Irish, half Italian, which probably explains my interest in music, writing and travel.
After six long years of research on the Faust legend, and suffering a brain fever after finsihing the first two volumes, I decided a light-hearted novel was in order to heal my mind before continuing with the Faust operas and symphonies.
The title of my first novel?
"Brushstrokes of a Gadfly" (Hardcover, May 21, 2011)
Synopsis: "Creative and impetuous, Katherine Walsingham has simple but grand plans after she receives her Masters degree in art--to defiantly strive for the highest ideals in her work contrary to modernist trends, and, like many artists, to open her own gallery, right in the heart of fashionable Manhattan, never suspecting the successes and triumphs, bumps and trials that will head her way. Consumed with her career goals and not prepared to settle down just yet, she discovers life and love have a strange way of turning all her best laid plans topsy-turvy ... with bittersweet consequences. Brushstrokes of a Gadfly is a story brimming with vibrant and entertaining characters that only New York's High Society and art circles can provide. It is a colourful and amusing novel tinged with human tragedy."
My other (non-fiction) works to date:
* A Compendium of Essays: Purcell, Hogarth and Handel, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Andrew Lloyd Webber
* Handel's Path to Covent Garden
*Faust: My Soul be Damned for the World, 2 Volumes (Also, a work in progress-- Vol 3 shall feature the famous Faust operas and symphonies
(Please note: the paperback edition of "Faust: My Soul be Damned for the World", both volumes, (2008) is now out of print, but a new edition (2010) with additional material is available in hardback from Batalha Publishers.)
Please visit my website for more information and reviews received.