By Arthur Cola
With the celebration of the 4th of July holiday over, it’s back to introducing my new Book, The Brooch and writing a column for http://www.itsfilm.com. In addition Producer/Director Ron Kolman and I are working on a film project for my screenplay, “Ring of the Magi.”
It’s been a challenge for me to get the news out and this may be overkill. But it’s actually what’s happening right now.
Next event is Festa Italiana/Milwaukee (July 19-22) followed by Irish Fest in Dublin OH (Aug. 3-5). I’ll be in the cultural area arts tent and literary corner. Hope that you’re in the area and can visit.
I invite you to take a look at my column articles by using this link.
My new novel is already on http://www.amazon.com/kindle/arthurcola and will be in print this month at http://www.feedaread.com thanks to the Arts Council of England publishers. Below is a comment about the book from R.S./Wisconsin, as well as a bit of its mystery tale.
I just finished reading your “The Brooch”. Loved it. Wonderful story, excellent writing and a most welcome message about love.
The Brooch by Arthur Cola
Six sons come to grips with a collision of love, history, faith and legend which has its roots in Renaissance Italy and comes to effect their lives in touching, violent, intriguing, inspiring, funny, vengeful and unselfish ways. Those bonds of love and the struggles as they develop parallel one of the great artist’s of Renaissance Italy, Michelangelo. Torn between the love of his life long friend, Francesco Granacci and that of the only woman he ever loved, Vittoria Colonna, the artist must deal with his heart and his art as a reflection of love and faith. So too do the six sons reflect that same struggle. John desperately hangs on to boyhood until Cupid shoots an arrow into his heart. Rich denies who he is and strives to come out of his brother’s shadow. Reg lashes out at what he doesn’t understand because he doesn’t want to admit that the love he feels isn’t the normal he has been taught. Ryan uses humor to hide his feelings as he combats intolerance to prove that a gay dude can be just one of the guys. Viscount Alun Ramsey separates himself from his heritage only to come to realize through the love of his wife that it is precious. Roberto burns with hate and revenge choosing a self-destructive path to destroy the very symbol of Divine and Human Love.
All of this is set in an adventure taking the reader from Britain to Italy as a thief must be found, a plot to destroy the very essence of love as represented in The Brooch must be foiled, a theory must be proved and a message must be presented to the world which has waited five hundred years to be rediscovered.
And here’s a highlight of the movie project:
“Ring of the Magi” by Arthur Cola
Based on the novel: The Stone Cutter Genius by Arthur Cola
Registered with Writers Guild of America #1530884
A sexy curator of a traveling exhibit of Michelangelo’s art introduces a teacher and his two teen sons to the legend of the Magi Ring, said to possess supernatural powers. Together they and a gay friend come face to face with a living example of that power as they try to outwit and outfight a fanatical sect who also seeks to prove the ring’s existence as they travel through Italy to find it.