What is MEND™?


DollAnimation_iPod_m4v_01_300dpiMEND™ or music-encode-decode is a private messaging system discovered and used by the cast of characters in the thriller epic, THE SPELL OF VAUGIRARD. It’s value to the character’s survival on the planet, is the source of intense rivalry. MEND™ has a time capsule devil’s bargain to it that only the story protagonist can control.

Readers and visitors who want to use MEND™ must enter by way of the first book THE SKELETON SCORE. The book is an exciting new adult adventure. It is also an educating manual – grooming users in the navigation and use of this dynamic new power and operating system. Unlocking secrets with the protagonist, Readers/Users will be able to carry the messaging system into their personal worlds.  They will be able to build their own content space using MEND™ access and story icons.

Here are several story scenes that show how several generations of a dynasty vie for knowlege of MEND™! While reading, you will be learning the character’s amazing skills and trade!
Remember it is time sensitive. MEND™ builds environment. The source of this divine power is at risk.

Get aboard now.

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The world is changing. Audiences are looking for new ways to build their paths to venues. I will be on-site with a fun flash drive, a takeaway for your pleasure. Target your audience. Guide your visitors through a multi-platform universe built for the savvy 21st century presenter. A private messaging system connects your venue to a fictional dynasty’s labyrinthine trail. See you there!

Executive Producer and registered APAP attendee (Association of Performing Arts Presenters New York Conference 2016 | apapnyc.apap365.org | January 15-19/ New York Hilton Midtown), Mardi-Ellen Hill will be in attendance during the conference, available by text | phone | by prior appointment.


Executive Producer Mardi-Ellen Hill at APAP January 2016 Conference in NYC


Welcome the mysteries of the cosmos into your venue space using your personalized Brand Signature.

MEND™ music–encode–decode offers a crowd sourcing delivery platform tool unearthed in a thriller launchpad story. 

As Executive Producer and registered APAP attendee (Association of Performing Arts Presenters New York Conference 2016 | apapnyc.apap365.org | January 15-19/New York Hilton Midtown), I will be on site during the conference, available by text | phone | by prior appointment

Book now for a walk through of an unparalleled multimedia explosion, sure to grab audiences world wide. Roadmap game-play book will be on hand!

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MEND™ a New Media Invention unlocked in book one: THE SKELETON SCORE


Music as classified intelligence. MEND™ -music encode decode – is an intelligence (cognitive) genetic pattern hidden in a family’s ancestry. The powerful Barringtons have a secret that connects them in perpetuity. What happens if this secret goes rogue? In the 21st century the meaning of an age-old song connecting all the members of an ancient family, is unlocked by an inventor seeking to share his family’s powerful gift with the public. Henry Barrington works undercover for the U.S. government. When his pop star daughter mysteriously lands on the family melody, she is murdered. Henry disappears. The blueprints of his MEND™ invention, a software built for commercial use are missing from his office.  

Suspicion mounts in a minute by minute attack on his family. The public disclosure of the events surrounding the star’s murder, the value of the song and the estate fight she leaves behind, builds a frenzy in world markets. The balance of power the Barringtons were gifted through her connecting voice is gone. Only her mother, the ousted Lily Barrington, has the genetic link that can locate the MEND™ blueprints, find Henry alive and restore the family name. 

Time is running out on Lily’s damage control mission. Scroll down to read more about THE SKELETON SCORE, a cosmic thriller taking you into our brave new world!

Must read LINKS! The Skeleton Score Revisited! • Meet the Melody Makers • Rae’s Theme

The Skeleton Score Revisited


Introducing, the fiction thriller, THE SKELETON SCORE. The book shares in the tradition of the “Da Vinci Code”. My narrative breaks new ground. The content brings an encoded musical signal to life in language we all speak. 

THE SKELETON SCORE is a teen to middle-age adult fiction thriller/sci-fi novel bordering on the very real-time interstellar science we are encountering. The book is approximately 175 pages. It is the first book in an epic series.

Quest of protagonist, Lily Barrington: the wife of U.S. inventor, Henry Barrington, unearths critical US data that decodes a notebook left behind by her murdered teen star daughter Rachel. While writing a hit tune, Rachel and her writing partner unwittingly land on the most delicate US intelligence.  Her father’s MEND™ operating design, a powerful new software is at risk. A notebook in the hands of a child on the other side of the Atlantic has been stolen. It holds pivotal access to the software. If Lily does not uncover the age-old meaning of the melody, the actions by a possessed audience will provoke revolt in city after city, where the teen star’s amazing melody is being downloaded and understood. The crowd’s viral thread is already heading right back to the US where Monday morning markets are affected. Dire consequences loom. Steamy sex scenes involving Rachel’s family show up. It is a trading game of secrets, with big stakes over the US power in world markets. What will get that notebook full of the star’s score back into our US hands? 

Mardi-Ellen Hill is a two-time recipient of an NEA for a New American work. She has won numerous awards, honors and prizes for her stage work and music composition. Ms. Hill is a Wall Street Journal ‘Woman Of Note’. She is called upon regularly to speak as a thought-leader and contributes to trade magazines using her MEND™ application in corporate issues and strategy. She recently spoke on international panels at the Hotel Penn and Tavern On the Green. Her greatest love is working with her tech team designing the MEND™ knowledge-based platform.  THE SKELETON SCORE is her first book of fiction – a diabolical memoir. 

See blog teasers, comments radio and print interviews, video and music clips that take the audience into the world of MEND™

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A book of thriller fiction is a hidden real time manual

Happy summer to my MEND™ followers! In honor of our five year mark, I am reposting a wonderful article written in 2010. The interviewer was marvellous. From her well-researched questions, she got me to describe the “machinery” protagonist, Lily Barrington unlocks in the first book about the MEND™ invention.  The blog has been blooming for five years. It  is a resource, a library of teasers and episodes. It promises to bring you quickly up to speed. The article focuses on the  deep and troubling conflict the protagonist faces, and what she must sacrifice to give ready access to the public!

Read the Interview. Then scroll down to the previous post “Book 1: The Skeleton Score”.  Enter a chilling scene Lily Barrington must face in order to give you User Power in the dynasty’s secret plan.

The Interview Post begins…Karen Totora-Lee wrote: in the post “Another Universe Is Just A Click Away…” on the Happiest Medium [LINK]

“In a time when full immersion is the key to any good entertainment experience Mardi-Ellen Hill has managed to create a multi media-universe that allows the participant to be drawn into a world of her creation through any number of doors.  Choose your favorite: book, game, music, and let the hidden mystery that is the MEND™ Universe unfold.

I got a chance to chat with creator Mardi-Ellen Hill who could explain this multi-level, multi media project far better than I ever could . . .” Read more:

Book One: THE SKELETON SCORE – When a teen star is murdered her last song drives her audience to her family’s diabolical past


“…They had been warned several times. No matter thousands of loyal fans swooning from her sound poured out of the concert hall. They jumped like hyenas over guard rails and roped off areas in order to get near the stage door. Within seconds, the amphitheatre blew up into a towering blaze of flames. The infectious message of her melodious voice left an indelible mark upon their faces. Expressions of ecstatic repose hardened.

Time stopped. Next morning all that was left was a mound of incinerated dust and bits of skeleton. Flesh no longer, only bones appear to glitter in the harsh sunlight. A communications system telegraphing the location, date and names spreads the signature tune across the horizon. The sorry site drives a punctuated streak of lightening across the sky. These souls would be remembered. Crashing thunder is heard by their earthly heirs. Time zone after time zone is heated. The reverb of the tune pounds the surface of the earth. A stream of cuneiform indentations marks an echoing path of the tune as it comes back to us.

A fight of astronomical proportions revs up over ownership to the melody. After all everyone on earth is in some way related to the huge throng of people who had come to the theatre. These are valuable remains with a startling ability to transmit life anywhere in the cosmos. Who knows what the benefit could be, or for that matter the cost? Luckily almost no one could read this hop-scotching message except in parts, until an ambitious enraged American inventor, Henry Barrington, decides to bring MEND™–music encode decode full screen operating system access to the public. And for reasons his separated wife Lily Barrington unearths, public access to the MEND invention is stopped. No one knows for sure exactly who was saved … ” The Universe of MEND™

Stay tuned!

READ ON: Lily Barrington’s intelligence mission unearthed, in the detailed breakdown of the Story, below! And more…

Mardi-Ellen Hill’s MULTI MEDIA Project (in final development):

The Universe of MEND™

  • Read the detailed breakdown of the Story (Please click pdf or image below to read)


  • Take an uncharted journey through epic adventures in a new world.

  • WATCH the latest video trailer

  • LISTEN/Watch Executive Producer Mardi-Ellen Hill explain a live analog performance that digitally transports an audience, blurring lines between fiction & reality.