A new month, a new song by Paul Sharples

Please go to the second page of this blog and scroll down to play another song by Paul. And read his story and ours in: Leaving the Hall Light On: A Mother's Memoir of Living with Her Son's Bipolar Disorder and Surviving His Suicide. The book is now available on: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Hall-Light-Madeline-Sharples/dp/0984631720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304004639&sr=1-1%22 Barnes and Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Leaving-the-Hall-Light-On/Madeline-Sharples/e/9780984631728/?itm=1&USRI=leaving+the+hall+light+on … [Read more...]

The book trailer is up on YouTube

I last posted about building a book trailer to publicize my memoir Leaving the Hall Light On on April 2. We were in the first stages of design then. And now just three and a half weeks later the two-minute video is up on youtube. This was truly a labor of love. My son Ben and his friend, Frank Artes, produced it; Frank was the director and one of the photographers -- we decided we need additional photos to better illustrate the story, and Frank put the whole piece together. Another friend of Ben's Chris Bouffard, who is an actor and experienced in this sort of thing, did the voiceover. Other contributers were my book photographers Paul Blieden and Madison Poulter. I provided the script with a little help from my very brilliant writer friend, Marlene McPherson. She's worked writing for the soaps for years, so she knew just how to add the right amount of drama to the piece. Last, but of course the most important, Paul's music plays in the background. One of my friends says it makes … [Read more...]