Books in Progress
Making Friends with Realities and Dreams
Janne is now working on the sequel, Making Friends with Reality and Dreams – a Story of Lost Vision and Gained Insight which takes her from her college years and graduate studies, through to the present day. Teaching piano, developing classes on Music History and Appreciation, and researching and presenting programs on Music in the Novels of Jane Austen reveal her work as active teacher and performer. A bout with breast cancer, the death of her father, and a ten years’ stint of overseeing her mother’s care are described as she meets these challenges made more difficult by her blindness. Recognizing her ability as a writer, and writing with the lyricism natural to her work as a composer, Janne Irvine is as intensely determined to excel in this career as she has done in the field of music.
Emma of Belmont Hill
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, which is set in Janne’s hometown of Belmont hill. This adaptation will take place in the 50’s.