January 27, 2009 Happy Birthday!
Today is the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We all know who he is, but what you probably don't know is that I used to listen to his "Eine Kleine Nacht Musick in G major" on a scratchy old 33 rpm record played on a 1960's HiFi, every night at bed time when I was in high school. Happy birthday, Wolfie!
It's also the birthday of Lewis Carroll of Alice in Wonderland fame. When you read my new book Secrets of Greymoor http://candlewickpress.com/ you might find a little of Alice in the book. Just by looking at the jacket, you'll see a looking glass. But the mirror in Secrets of Greymoor has a completely different significance. What does the mirror stand for? I'll send a free copy of the book to the first person who figures it out!
For more about these special birthdays check out: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/ You'll also get to read a funny litle nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll!