What influence, if any, did music have on the writing of your book?
Music had a ton of influence on this book because the book started as an app!
When we created the app, I wanted to tell a story that introduced children to different cultures and native instruments. An app is so great because you can infuse visuals, sound and words into that interactive experience. There is a cute little journal in the app and a piano where children can start learning about how to express themselves.
Music was really one of the main reasons we created The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee series. Whether the app or the book, Blue Moon, it’s a very musical, poetic experience. I love the interactivity of the app, but it’s also really cool to be able to hold onto the physical book with a child and see the magic in their eyes when reading!