Releasing September 6th in hardback and audiobook!
Believe it or not, Christmas is in 19 weeks which is 136 days as I’m writing this post. I love Christmas and I’m always looking for new ways to celebrate my favorite season of the year. I’m so excited to tell you about An Advent Carols Countdown: Stories behind the Most Beloved Music of Christmas By Michael D. Young. This little book features 24 Christmas carol lyrics, information about each carol: who wrote it and why, and a QR Code is featured that will link you to an audio or video performance of the carol that is performed by the Tabernacle Choir.
Music is such a huge part of Christmas for me and my family. I can’t wait to use this Advent Carols Countdown every day in December. This will make a fun new tradition for every family. I know we will enjoy singing along with the songs we know like, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Angels We Have Heard on High, O Holy Night, and of course Silent Night and many others.
Here is a fun fact, the author Michael Young is a member of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. He has sung all of these carols and I know how much music means to him. This book was written with a lot of love and respect for the sacredness of the carols celebrating The Savior’s birth. This book should be in every home during Christmas time and will make an excellent early Christmas gift.
Welcome! Thanks for coming to my page! My name is Michael Young and I love to write, sing, act, and many other things. By day, I’m a public school German teacher, and by night I’m often rehearsing on a stage or in a concert hall. In between that and my family life, I find time to write.
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For young adults/teens, I suggest my Chess Quest Series.
For adults, I suggest my Penultimate Dawn Series.
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My wife and I have two wonderful sons and a daughter. Our daughter came to us through the miracle of modern fertility treatments, supported by the generosity of others. As such, I would love to pay it forward to help other couples struggling with infertility.
A portion of the proceeds that I make from my books will go to The Hope for Fertility Foundation to help provide grants to other couples hoping for a baby. You can also donate to their cause by following this link: Donate to The Hope for Fertility Foundation
My writing story
I’ve been writing from a very young age. I still have a bunch of my illustrated stories from grade school and they were already about dragons, knights, castles, and more magic than you can fit in a wardrobe. I had an important moment in my writing career in high school when I took a creative writing class and I won the “golden pencil award” for having produced the best short story in the class. About that time, I asked myself, “I’ve read so many fun novels. Could I actually write one?” And so I gave it a shot. Over the next year, I wrote my first novel, which I have now published as “A Past With Two Faces”.
Since then, I’ve gone on to publish traditionally with various presses and to release some of my work independently. I’ve written for newspapers, magazines, podcasts, and textbooks, but my passion remains in crafting fantastical worlds and characters. I love to teach and spend my time at writer’s conferences, helping others improve their craft so they can succeed as authors.
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