My Musical Family - Joy Riggs

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A blog about my family's adventures in making and appreciating music.
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A Crackerjack Book Birthday Approaches

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 7:17pm
Happy almost book birthday!

My nonfiction book, Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man, officially entered the world of published books on July 1, 2019, which means it's almost 1 year old!

Time sure flies when COVID-19 prevents you from continuing your book tour. Since I can't have a big in-person reading event to celebrate this momentous occasion, I decided to record myself reading the first chapter of my book and share it with all of you.

Although I'm not currently doing in-person book events, I am available for Zoom, Google Meet or other virtual presentations and gatherings. If you'd like me to speak to your book club, writing group, or civic organization, please contact me at, or through the contact page on my website,

And now, for the feature presentation: Chapter 1: Origins

Chapter 1, part 1:

Chapter 1, part 2:

Chapter 1, part 3:

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