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Writer Combines Fiction and Jazz

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Mick Carlon is a 7th grade English teacher in Barnstable and the author of young adult novels that combine fiction with his love of jazz. His books have been used in schools across the country to introduce children to the great jazz musicians Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Mick Carlon’s latest book Girl Singer focuses on Count Basie and his band, but this time the story is told from a female perspective and for an adult audience.  Carlon talks to WCAI's Amy Vince.


Here's information on a book signingwith the author, Friday Nov. 27th, at Barnes and Noble in Hyannis.


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Amy has worked at WCAI since 2001. After 11 years in the WCAI development department, she shifted gears and became producer for The Point with Mindy Todd. She enjoys the challenges of producing a daily public affairs program and the opportunity to research and learn about the wide variety of topics covered by the program. Before coming to WCAI, Amy spent nearly a decade sailing offshore as a mate on sailing school oceanographic research vessels. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and son.