Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
So, I have some LATE BREAKING NEWS to share about a recent(ish) Audible Original release! It's a Jazz infused Young Adult Mystery and from the sound of things, it'll hit the right notes for music AND book lovers alike! Ready to discover more? Here's a quick look at what's inside...
About the book...
Viva Durant, New Orleans’ youngest detective is on a quest to solve a jazzy mystery involving hidden treasure, while exploring the city’s unique culture, history and music. This family-friendly Audible Original features original jazz music from the creator, Ashli St. Armant, and enthusiastic narration from world class Audible narrator, Bahni Turpin. Plucky 14-year-old Viva Durant heads to New Orleans every summer to spend time with her loving but stern grandmother, known as Gram. After Gram reads Viva an article in the local paper about a missing treasure related to the world-famous song, “Miss Mary Mack,” Viva traverses the Crescent City on an epic adventure to solve the mystery. Along the way she meets some of the city’s most colorful characters as her journey takes her to the French Quarter, a jazz club, a creepy cemetery, and even the circus. Can Viva rise to the occasion and solve this musical mystery? Listeners will find Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons a joy to listen to!
It's currently available as a member benefit this month on Audible.com meaning it’s free to all Audible members through December 1st...so yeah, I know, I didn't give you much notice, but HELLO...you can TOTALLY click right on over to snag your copy now! Ah yes, the digital world has its moments of beauty too.
Now, let's get a closer look straight from the creative mind behind the work, as we welcome author Ashli St. Armant!
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Ashli St. Armant
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Ashli St. Armant is a vocalist, writer, and arts educator, based in Southern California, where she was born and raised. She is the founder of Leaping Lizards Music, a music and theater education program for students, TK-12. She is a professionally trained vocalist and actor who attended the Orange County High School of the Arts and holds a degree in Child Development from Saddleback College. Alongside teaching, writing, and raising her two sons, Ashli tours with her band, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, a jazz band for young audiences. Together they have produced four albums featured by NPR and L.A. Times, and have performed at numerous venues including Lincoln Center and Sprout Network (NBC). Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons is Ashli’s debut audio original., and sets the path for her new venture into children’s literature.
Special thanks to Stephanie at Mayers Consulting for the heads up on this title, as well as the chance to connect with the creator for the awesome interview...and much thanks to Ashli St. Armant for those wonderful answers! (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the creator, or the vocalist, feel free to click on through the links provided above. This title is available now, so check it out on Audible today!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!