Tag Archives: Fugue & Fable

The Stravinsky Intrigue

The Stravinsky Intrigue

27 Feb 2017 – Curiosity Quills Press


Nine months have passed since psychic Mira Tejedor last walked the halls

of Anthony Faircloth’s adolescent mind. All but family now, Mira is relocating

to Charlotte, NC, not only for a much-needed change of scenery,

but to further her burgeoning relationship with Dr. Thomas Archer.

On the eve of her move, however, a new threat emerges.


Young girls from every corner of Charlotte are falling catatonic, a condition

eerily similar to the illness from which Mira rescued Anthony the previous fall.

Mira reluctantly agrees to help Detective Calvin Sterling with the case

and soon finds herself pulled into a new pair of fantasy worlds,

both borne from the brilliant mind of Igor Stravinsky.


In the world of The Firebird, Mira becomes the warrior Ivanovna

and battles an immortal evil threatening to steal the girls’ souls for all eternity.

In the Russian fair from Petrushka, she assumes the role of Ballerina,

one of three magical puppets who dance at the whim of a cruel Charlatan.

Torn between Moor and Clown, bizarre doppelgangers of the two vastly

different men in her life, and threatened at every turn by a sorcerer

who craves her very essence, Mira must navigate the cruel deceptions

of both worlds and win, or her life and the lives of a dozen innocents will be forfeit.

The Mussorgsky Riddle


The Mussorgsky Riddle

12 Jan 2015 – Curiosity Quills Press


Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find

anything and anyone, but now she must find a comatose boy wandering

lost inside the labyrinth of his own mind. Thirteen-year-old Anthony

Fairx hasn’t spoken a word in almost a month and with each passing

day, his near catatonic state worsens. No doctor, test, or scan can tell

Anthony’s distraught mother what has happened to her already troubled

son. In desperation, she turns to Mira for answers, hoping her unique

abilities might succeed where science has failed.


At their first encounter, Mira is pulled into Anthony’s mind and finds

the child’s psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest

Mussorgsky’s classical music suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. As she

navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony’s twin loves of

Russian composers and classical mythology, Mira must contend with

gnomes, troubadours, and witches in her search for the truth behind

Anthony’s mysterious malady.


The real world, however, holds its own dangers. The onset of Anthony’s

condition coincides with the disappearance of his older brother’s girlfriend,

a missing persons case that threatens to tear the city apart.

Mira discovers that in order to save Anthony, she will have to catch a

murderer who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets contained in

Anthony’s unique mind from ever seeing the light.