Friday, July 8, 2016

It’s Curtain Time

Jamie’s Children

Laura and Niall Logan, children of a brilliant musician, have gifts of their own. Laura, first-born, child prodigy violinist suffers from emotional problems that haunt her well into adulthood. Niall, talented singer-song writer, is demonized by bouts of bipolar disorder. Supported by the people they love and the power of music, they seek to overcome these daunting challenges as they strive to claim their own place in the spotlight.

Laura and Niall officially make their debut in just a few days. No later than Friday, July 15, both print and e-book editions will be live and available for purchase on

It’s been quite a journey. The idea for this book first struck me in the fall of 2014 and by November I had begun researching and putting ideas together. I’m grateful to the many people who shared their expertise to help me tell this story. I’m grateful to have discovered yet another way to express the joy music has brought to my life. I’m excited to share this story with you.

Special thanks to Tristan Flanagan, my brilliant young cover designer.

There are quotes from creative artists, both real and fictional, at the beginning of the book and at the start of each of the four sections. I love these.

“There is no truer truth attainable to man than comes of music.” – Robert Browning

 “Music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“The important thing is the music. It’s always there.” – Jamie Logan

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the destiny of the artist.” – Robert Shumann

“It’s more than music. It’s light. It’s love. It’s life.” – Niall Logan