“Heaven’s Garage,” is multimedia novel about Wanda Hemlock, a Kentucky-born songwriter in search of her own authentic sound. Wanda sings backup for a country western diva while living in the shadow of her twin brother’s avatar, Vision, a sci-fi vampire on a cult television show filmed in Hollywood. A near-death encounter leads her to a therapeutic equestrian center in New Mexico, where a red-headed ranch hand from South Africa inspires her to jumpstart her guitar. She heads to an open mic night in Santa Fe and finds unexpected inspiration at an abandoned drive-in movie theater.
Heaven’s Garage includes photo galleries and video clips. The project was developed during a six-week residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project was inspired by the songs of Lucinda Williams.