LAURA D. LEWIS
Born in Rochester, New York, raised, baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran church, Laura attended a private Catholic high school in South America and continues to pursue her faith from several angles. Artist, marketer, business owner and writer, she has spent the last ten years working on increasing understanding between Christianity, Islam and Judaism and reporting with a partner on Gaza Strip, Israel and Palestine. Laura has spent time living in Europe and the Middle East. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Born in Rochford, Essex – England and raised in the Anglican faith, Michael lived most of his life in Essex before moving to the Devon countryside. Composer, songwriter, lyricist, arranger, his early musical life centered upon playing in rock bands around Essex and London. He currently plays in a band and is touring Europe.
Michael has composed and staged musicals and recently completed composing the score for Sharpstick Productions’ Side by Side, a documentary film currently being shown in the UK about the peaceful cohabitation of Christian and Muslim Arabs and Israeli Jews in Neve Shalom and Haifa. Additionally, Michael recently completed several adventurous choral pieces based on Biblical verse as well as an evocative setting of the classic Parce Mihi, Domine for solo Countertenor and Choir, combining both Latin and English texts. In addition to co-writing and editing Storybook Advent Calendar, Michael arranged and performs all the music on The Storybook Advent Carols Collections Volumes One and Two.
Thomas & the Christmas Orange: Storybook Advent Calendar Singlesby Lewis Brech
A charming story about giving and the simple things in life was inspired by a folktale about that orange that seems to appear in Christmas stockings each year. Thomas and his parents leave England in 1824. Tragedy strikes and despair and destitution follow, but warmth and love are returned
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By far the author's favorite story in the Storybook Advent Calendar.
A charming story about giving and the simple things in life was inspired by a folktale about that orange that seems to appear in Christmas stockings each year. Thomas and his parents leave England in 1824. Tragedy strikes and despair and destitution follow, but warmth and love are returned from a simple orange. This is an instant classic and beloved by all who read it!
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