Lovely Estes Park!

I had a lovely time visiting Estes Park this week.  Turns out, my book signing at MacDonald BookStore coincided with the Rooftop Rodeo in downtown Estes Park.  They know how to put on a parade up there.  Even with the rain, the visitors enjoyed the parade and many of them wandered into the bookstore afterwards.  I met folks from Indiana, Colorado Springs, and New Mexico.  Lots of fun musical stories.  Even met a young woman who shared with me that music saved her life.  Her father passed away in her teens and music is what kept her and her brother alive!   Those kind of stories move me deep down to my core.  That's what it's all about.  It's not about the performance and how perfect you are. It's how perfect the music is for you!

Hope to wander up to Estes Park again soon!


Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.