Month: October 2013

The Saga of Sharlie & Jade (Jade ov Arcc and The Encounter)

The summer of 1999 was a turning point in my life. I felt that, no matter what I did, or how hard I tried, I just couldn’t seem to make any headway with my music. Producers were leaving me in

The Saga of Sharlie & Jade (Zeroing in)

Over the next ca. 20 years both “Salomé” and “Lord of the Rings” remained constant companions and subjects of fascination and devotion for me. In 1980 I moved to Hamburg to study opera directing. But though I would still occasionally

Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway Salome by J. Valor Giveaway ends December 01, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win  

The Saga of Sharlie & Jade II

That year, in 1978, I made two life-changing discoveries: A recording of Strauss’ “Salome” with the Vienna Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan; and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”. It was love – and a kind of obsession – at

Welcome to the Saga of Sharlie & Jade

Our journey with “Salomé” has been such an amazing one, that we feel we’d like to share some of the why and how she came to be with our fans and readers. So here goes… Oh, harken to the Saga