Theodora Bruns is the mother of five daughters, grandmother of six grandsons and three granddaughters, and great-grandmother of two great-grandson. She lives with two of her daughters in Northern California, along with their three cats.
She was raised loving music and musical theater. Consequently, she could often be found attending a musical event of some sort. But there was one event that would change her life forever. During the summer of 2002, she purchased tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera performed by Brad Little in Sacramento, California, and, as with all the other musical events, the music and story moved her to tears. But that performance created tears that were different. As they were shed, they traveled to her heart and there they remained and began to affect her in ways that took her several weeks to understand.
During the next two years, she sat in an audience and, with tears, watched and listened to many, many performances of Music of the Night, nearly all of them by Brad Little. When the movie came out, she also saw it many, many times, and each time her tears flowed and continued to have that same effect on her heart. Also during that two year period, she began writing her thoughts about this mysterious man named Erik and what she wanted his life to be like. She did extensive research about him and the time he lived in, and that knowledge was added to what was, by that time, several volumes about Erik’s life. For many years, she was rarely seen without her laptop or notebook, writing her ideas about the Phantom that stirred in her imagination.
The end result? There are eight volumes, which are packed full of Erik’s emotional thoughts and adventurous life. Volumes one through five may be the first books she's sent to the publishers, but, since there are three more volumes waiting in the wings, it's certain they won’t be her only books to rest on the bookshelves of many a Phantom enthusiasts.
For more information about Ms. Bruns and how she feels about Erik and his life, be sure to visit the page ~ Through The Author's Eyes.