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Review: Jorie and the Magic Stones by A.H. Richardson

When Marjorie went to live with her frosty maiden aunt, she couldn’t imagine the adventures she would have with dragons – good and bad – and all the strange creatures that live in a mysterious land beneath the Tarn. The spunky 9-year-old redhead forges an unlikely friendship with an insecure young boy named Rufus who… Continue reading Review: Jorie and the Magic Stones by A.H. Richardson

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Small Business Sunday #2: New Programs & First Impressions

Small Business Sunday is a new feature on Songs Wrote My Story where I talk about my work in music therapy and running a small business. The thing about small business is that you need to take opportunities when they come up. That’s how you find your work, how you get new contracts, and how… Continue reading Small Business Sunday #2: New Programs & First Impressions

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Saturday Song: The White Cliffs of Dover by Vera Lynn

Happy Saturday! And Happy Remembrance Day if you’re in Canada as well. I work at lot with seniors, and so we’ve been singing a lot of old war songs this week. And this is definitely the big hit that wins out over all others. Vera Lynn is the big name when it comes to war… Continue reading Saturday Song: The White Cliffs of Dover by Vera Lynn

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Mini-Reviews #2: The Accident Season & The Young Elites

Once again, I’m bringing you folks some audiobook mini-reviews! I find it a lot harder to review audiobooks, because I get so focused on the storytelling that I find it tricky to isolate details to comment on, unless I wasn’t much a fan. In my head, it’s the same as trying to review a story… Continue reading Mini-Reviews #2: The Accident Season & The Young Elites

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There is More to Writing Accurate Cultural Diversity Than Just Adding People of Varying Cultures

I’m probably going to get shit for this. But hear me out. At no point in this post will you find me anything negative about writing diverse books. I do believe that we need more diversity in books and that there should be books that are relatable for every type of person who wants it.… Continue reading There is More to Writing Accurate Cultural Diversity Than Just Adding People of Varying Cultures

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Book Review: Black & White by Nick Wilford

What is the price paid for the creation of a perfect society? In Whitopolis, a gleamingly white city of the future where illness has been eradicated, shock waves run through the populace when a bedraggled, dirt-stricken boy materialises in the main street. Led by government propaganda, most citizens shun him as a demon, except for… Continue reading Book Review: Black & White by Nick Wilford

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Small Business Sunday #1: Scheduling Sucks, But Kids Are Funny

Small Business Sunday is a new feature for Songs Wrote My Story, where I talk about my work as a music therapist and early childhood music specialist who runs her own private practice. I predominately do contracts for my work, and so each site is scheduled on a weekly/biweekly/monthly/other basis. Which is awesome when it… Continue reading Small Business Sunday #1: Scheduling Sucks, But Kids Are Funny