“Santa Claus Tells the True Meaning of Christmas”

 …is my latest novel, just released. It starts out with Santa Claus telling the true Christmas story to children in a shopping mall, at the beginning and ending of the first few chapters. In between Santa’s stories are hard hitting life stories. Please feel free to check out my link for more info:


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MY MELODY — “The Musical”


He raised his baton and the sound of four booming kettledrums filled the huge auditorium. Six trumpets and five trombones voiced in five-part, closed-position harmony blended with six saxophones and eight woodwinds voiced in six-part open-position, harmony. A 49-piece string section blended with five glistening harps, as the huge orchestra played in full chorus, creating all of the elements of a beautiful overture. The music stopped and an arpeggio cued a vocalist to enter the stage and sing to the glistening harp-like sounds of the double-grand piano. The stage-lights suddenly brightened, and the orchestra blasted 1940’s Bebop. Twenty-four singers dressed in glittering, pastel colors appeared on stage, formed a Jazz chorus and they danced to the upbeat sounds of the orchestra, while vocalizing in thick rich six-part harmony. Four lead singers took turns singing 1950’s Doo-wop and moved to join the dancing background singers. The music transcended through genres of the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, onto modern hip-hop and R&B, as a six-man dance group performed a sophisticated acrobatic break-dance routine. The group begin rapping, trading mixed phrases, and vocalizing in rich six-part harmony with the 24-voice jazz chorus and a huge gospel choir that stretched across the rear of the stage. This exciting finalé came to an end. The house-lights brightened and performers bowed to the standing-only audience, as heavy applauds filled the auditorium. The conductor turned and bowed gracefully to the audience and he took in all of the attention that he had just began to get used to. John has always wanted to conduct an orchestra on Broadway. This was his finest performance and he felt very good about it. All of a sudden…


John had dreams of being a Music Director, conducting an Orchestra on Broadway. After meeting an executive in the music industry through a close friend, he took advantage of a rare opportunity to embark upon his dream career. However, things took a turn after the loss of his wife and soul mate and the mother of their five-year old daughter. His Mother and his Sister came to the forefront to help with his daughter, which enabled him to reach the heights of his career. Okay, so what about his Melody???

MY MELODY — “The Musical” was written originally as a full-scale Broadway style Musical Review, complete with SCRIPT, SONGS (music & words) and a completely orchestrated overture in five movements, which transcends through the musical decades from 1940’s Bebop to 1950’s Rock n Roll, 1960’s Soul, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, on through modern, Hip-Hop and R&B music with lots of International and Modern Contemporary Hip-Hop and Break Dance. (whew!) Can you imagine that??? After all of that, then the book… okay, so it’s backwards. WOW!!!

This book also includes some great focal points of WISDOM & ADVICE, FAITH & ENCOURAGEMENT and the GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL for everyday living. Okay. With all of that in mind, you must ask yourself, what about John’s love life??? what’s his Melody??? Don’t ask…


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MY MELODY — “The Musical,” my original Broadway Musical Stage-play will be performed on Broadway sometime in the near future. This electrical, exciting, dazzling Musical Stage-play will keep you entertained, as the musical sails through an exciting finalé that is full of great International musical themes and modern American musical themes through the decades. Can’t wait??? I PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LOVE THIS MUSICAL!!!

But for now, the Musical/Romance Novel also titled MY MELODY – “The Musical” is now available in Paperback, on Amazon Kindle and at Barnes & Noble Nook Book

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