Author BlogIn the Mouth of the Serpent

Recent Independent Artists & Thinkers BTR shows I enjoyed

I enjoy hosting unconventional, out-of-the-box thinkers on my weekly BlogTalkRadio Show, Independent Artists & Thinkers. BTR offers great flexibility for me to invite these fascinating folks on for a thought-provoking discussion. The show usually airs on Thursdays at 1 NY time, but sometimes the day or the hour changes to […]

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Word Crimes by Weird Al Yankovic

I couldn’t stop laughing when I first viewed this video. I blast Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines on my iPhone when I’m on the elliptical trainer at the gym, working out until I shake with sweat. So I know the tune. This is just fantastic, I love Weird Al. Can we […]

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Finishing the First Draft of BROKEN

A post on Finishing the First Draft of Broken. Things were bad in Occupied Paris and getting worse. Then the first draft was done. I’m always strangely nerved up when I finish the first draft of a novel. I’m wired and chomping at the bit and high strung. I need […]

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Magnificent music: Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Beacon!

A review of Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Beacon My sweet, sexy husband asked for only one thing for his birthday: tickets to Rodrigo y Gabriela‘s concert at the Beacon. So Thursday night we were there, both of us keyed up for a live rendition of the music we play […]

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Peppe Voltarelli rocks out Subculture on Bleecker Street

Last night, with great anticipation, my husband Sabin and I took the subway down to Bleecker Street. We made our way to the basement of number 45, where Subculture NYC was hosting Calabrian musician Peppe Voltarelli. Peppe is a friend of Sabin’s, which is why we weren’t sculpting–we usually work […]

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Joy to the World: Italian Superstar Peppe Voltarelli

Peppe Voltarelli! A rather lovely singer named Peppe Voltarelli and his girlfriend, artist Anna Corcione, came from Napoli to the US. They emailed ahead to il famoso scultore Sabin Howard to visit his studio. This is one of the great things about being married to an internationally-known artist: the interesting […]

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UNIVERSAL LOVE: David Sklar’s Hit Song for THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE

So my friend, the talented composer David Sklar, loved the original screenplay for THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE. He wrote a song for it, UNIVERSAL LOVE. Take a listen, it’s great! Check out David’s website at www.davidsklarmusic.com. Also: Day 4 of the Blog Tour:  Simpson’s Paradox calls THE LOVE […]

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Congratulations Taylor Swift: MEAN rocks!!

Dear Ms. Swift: You’ve given a voice to all of us who’ve been attacked by petty people. Congratulations on your well deserved Grammys, and on your wonderful performance of the song at the event. I like your music and I look forward, with pleasure, to watching your career over the […]

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Valentine’s Day Concert at Gallery 300

Valentine’s Day Concert SABIN HOWARD SCULPTURE PRESENTS   VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT GALLERY300 (300 west 22nd street) 917 327 5714 JOHN LINK Monday, February 14 7:00-8:00 p.m. Playing arrangements of preludes by Frédéric Chopin and Beatles love songs The performance will take place among the inspiring sculpture of Sabin Howard, including […]

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SONOS fills the home with music

Over the course of what felt like a particularly dreary and inelegant winter, I fell in love: with Mozart. The gifted and lovely psychic Mary T. Browne advised me to listen to Mozart. Classical music had been only a distant interest, sparked mostly by watching dance performances. But, trusting the […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.