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    Just learned from my editor that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' has made the Pennsylvania School Librarian Association Top 40 Nonfiction list for 2011-2012! Here's the group's kind words about the book: The stories behind eight American musical instruments come alive in...
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I'm so pleased to announce that my new book about some of the biggest names in musical instruments will raise funds for music-in-schools advocacy group SupportMusic.com. Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers takes a behind-the-scenes look at the...
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Look at what mail carrier kindly left at the front door today!! Yes, it's true – three and a half years after signing the contract (not that anyone's counting), Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' is finally a bona fide, really-real, real-deal book, hardcovers and dustjacket and all! It's big. It's...
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So there's been a bit – well, more like a bunch – of back and forth on the title of my forthcoming nonfiction for middle-graders, most recently known as Strike Up The Band! The book's a history of eight well-known American musical instrument makers: Zildjian (cymbals), Steinway (pianos),...
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Excited to report that I'm officially back to work on Strike Up The Band: Amazing American Instrument Makers From Ragtime To Rock, my nonfiction for middle-graders for Boyds Mills Press, after a couple of long, totally unforeseen, and very frustrating delays, which my awesome ed. helped me to...