I never set out in life to be an author. And yet, I am an Award Winning Author, screenwriter, songwriter and most of all an individual. I tell true stories in a creative and entertaining way. I love sharing what other authors are doing and any information I feel is useful to other authors. I also enjoy playing guitar and writing music. With each book I publish, I also release a music CD of original music that matches the time period of the book. This is something unique and I haven’t met many other authors who do this, but for me, they go hand in hand. My stories all evolve and revolve around the music.

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I have a music and book publishing company through which I publish my books and music.



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    1. Oh my goodness!! What a surprise. Of course, I would LOVE to accept your nomination. I will look for details on your blog as to how to accept the nomination! Thank you for thinking of me.


  1. Hi there,
    I couldn’t find an email contact so I’m posting here,
    I’m an independent musician and producer looking to get my material reviewed.
    Here’s my page: eliottb.bandcamp.com
    If you decide to make a post kindly let me know and I’ll share it on my networks!
    Thanks for your time and consideration 🙂


  2. Hello, Elliott. You can communicate with me at rijan21@gmail.com. I followed the link you listed and I would need clarification as to what you’d want me to review, as I see several albums. Let me know exactly what you are seeking and also links where the music can be purchased. Other info such as a good photo, brief bio (no more than 75 -100 words) and your own contact info will be helpful for a post as well. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for contacting me.


  3. Jan, this is a wonderful and unique approach to writing and publishing books … a wonderful and touching idea to include the music and to share your two creative passions in life! Wishing you all the best in all your work. Hugs xx

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  4. Love combining music and writing. In grad school, I did presentations of music which fit novels and played on the piano. Think Arnold Schoenberg and twelve tone music with Thomas Mann for example. References made by Mann in Dr. Faustus of Schoenberg. It is not my favorite form of music but the mere idea of incorporating music and German literature fascinated me. Annette von Droste-Huelshoff wrote poetry and piano music. Thank you to Annika Perry for steering me in your direction.

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