Welcome! Here is the blog page for my brand new website! In this blog I plan to post news about upcoming book releases and events, but I will also post reviews of other children’s books, occasional author interviews and other interesting tidbits relating to children’s literacy or whatever I want to write about.
In today’s news, I am excited to announce that my newest music book: Follow the Star: Christmas Songs for Piano (Primer & Level 1) is going to be released very soon! I am expecting to receive the proof in the next couple weeks. This book is designed for new piano students who are still at the primer level or maybe beginning a level one method book. It begins with a very simple, middle C position “O Come Let Us Adore Him.” There is a one-handed “Jingle Bells” with optional teacher accompaniment, “Silent Night,” “We Three Kings,” and lots more. In the Level 1 section the arrangements contain more hands-together playing on songs like “Joy to the World,” “Pat-a-Pan” and “O Come Little Children.” The book is illustrated with cute drawings by artist Sandy Silverthorne.