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New Story Release

THIS MONTH IN HISTORY: On August 21, 1911, a thief walked out of the Louvre Museum with Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa hidden under his smock. This year marks the 109th anniversary of the theft of Mona Lisa.

The Eyes of Mona Lisa

If the entries in her great-great-great-grandmother's diary are true, twenty-year-old Lanea will see the future if she gazes into the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. When a special exhibit of the famed painting arrives at the National Gallery of Art in D.C., Lanea brings her best friend along on her quest to see if the visions are true, and what they may foretell.

A short story featured in The Masters Reimagined Vol. 2 anthology

About The Masters Reimagined Vol. 2

In The Masters Reimagined 2, eight authors unite under the inspiration of classic works of art. Masters like Leonard da Vinci, Edvard Munch, Franz Marc, Theodore Gericault, Jacques-Louis David, George Adolphus Storey, and Michael Pacher inspired the authors in their quest to reinterpret, reinvent, and reshape selected visual arts in story form through speculative twists and turns. This is the fifth project by the Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of accomplished and award-winning authors.

Stories are $0.99 each in the Kindle Store. Each story is self-contained and can be read in any order. The book description will explain the setting for each particular story.

Stories and authors are:

The Eyes of Mona Lisa by Bria Burton

The Scream by Charles A. Cornell

Oil and Hemlock by Kristin Durfee

Storey's Orphans by Veronica H. Hart

Soul for a Soul by John Hope

Upon the Styx by Jade Kerrion

Among the Blue Horses by Elle Andrews Patt

The Medusa Jump by Ken Pelham

Guest Appearance at Joy on Paper

Coming Soon

I'm thrilled to have been invited back to Joy on Paper radio program with Patzi Gil. Due to a scheduling mishap, my initial time slot had to be moved, but I'll be resceduling with Patzi and you'll be the first to know the new date and time. Listen on any web browser by clicking the Tan Talk Radio Network link. You can also find Joy on Paper on the TuneIN radio app. For more information about Joy on Paper, CLICK HERE.

Author Appearance

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk

Local Authors Bria Burton and Sheila McNaughton

TBD - Will Reschedule when the Art Walk reopens

Find us on Beach Blvd South in Gulfport, FL. The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk has a variety of vendor booths. There are no blocked streets, so there's plenty of parking. Enjoy an evening stroll in beautiful and eclectic Gulfport. Come get your signed copies of books by two local authors.

New Podcast: Lance & Ringo Tails


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Contest Winner

Awed by an extraordinary patriot spy, sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington longs for a chance to prove her worth to the cause of American Independence. When the British attack the city of Danbury, she volunteers for a dangerous mission, one she may not survive.

Featured in The Prometheus Saga 2 anthology

Featured Podcast Story

Space Stations, Moon Colonies, A Space Bridge, & A Lone Survivor

by Bria Burton

Fullcast episode on the Journey Into podcast: voice actors, sound effects, & music

Valla Hale is trapped aboard Earth S-1 Station where an unexplained mass casualty event has left her devastated and alone. But everything is on lock-down and she's running out of time to escape.

Winner of the Journey Into Writing Contest

Voice Work

I occasionally do voice work for podcasts, including episodes of full cast productions with voice actors, sound effects, and music. Sometimes I voice characters in my own stories!

Listen to Podcast Stories for Free

Stories by Other Authors

Journey Into IFC by R.C. Anderson ~ I'm the voice of Kira

The Dragon Muse by David B. Coe ~ I'm the voice of both Kathy & Sue

Journey Into the Cosmic Lottery by Emily Asad ~ I'm the voice of Eva

Like a Good Neighbor (Part One and Part Two) by Rish Outfield ~ I'm the voice of all the female characters

Beggar's Canyon by Rish Outfield ~ I'm the voice of Aunt Beru

A Slight Delay by Rish Outfield ~ I'm the voice of the flight attendant & a passenger

Hope on the Rocks by A.W. Gifford ~ I'm the voice of Maggie

Wikihistory by Desmond Warzel ~ I'm the voice of SaucyAussie

Stories by Bria Burton

Journey Into the Dying Light of Stars by Bria Burton ~ I'm the voice of Pepper

Ligeia by Bria Burton ~ Full cast production ~ I'm the voice of Mirka

A Dream Within A Dream by Bria Burton ~ I'm the narrator

Switching by Bria Burton ~ Full cast production (my story, but I don't voice any characters)

The Smallest Gift by Bria Burton ~ (story starts at 1 hr 28 mins) I'm the narrator

Audio Production on the Journey Into... Podcast

Narrated, Produced, and Written by Bria Burton

Listen to an Excerpt by Clicking the Play Symbol Below

Fiction, Live!

Presented by Wordier Than Thou

The Studio@620

Actors read/performed selected stories

A short clilp from Broadway and Hallmark Actress Jan Neuberger

reading "Maribel's Day of Death" by Bria Burton

Click HERE to view on Youtube